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UNIVERSITY OF 

NORTH CAROLINA 

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Our Mountain Work 

PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 



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USPS 4148-8000 



Vol. LXXXV No. 25 



Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 



January 1984 



WARREN WILSON COLLEGE 

by The Reverend Malcolm D. Maccubbin, 
Director of Church Relations 



"I've seen your sign on my way to Montreat, but I've never 
been on your campus." I hear that one-liner in so many of my 
visits to churches of the former PCUS. Let's change that. This 
is an invitation to you. Come, see what the Lord has been do- 
ing in your midst for the past 90 years. Let's rejoice together. 
With our glad reunion and the resultant realignment of boun- 
daries, Asheville Presbytery becomes heir to a unique mission 
and vital asset of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) - Warren 
Wilson College in Swannanoa - only 15 minutes from the center 
of Asheville. 

Many Ashevillians still refer to the college as "The Farm 
School", but as we begin our 90th year we reflect upon the 
significant changes since our founding by the Presbyterian 
Women's Board of Home Missions in 1894. Originally, we were 
known as the Asheville Farm School for mountain boys. The 
mission of the church then was to train boys and young men 
"how to make a life for themselves, not merely how to make a 
living." Thus, a tradition of education through combining 
study, work, Christian values and community service emerged 
and enlarged. Those 19th century traditions are still with us as 
we move close to the 21st century. The Farm School merged 
with the Dorland-Bell School for Girls and became a co- 
educational high school. In 1942 it became a junior college and 
was named for Dr. Warren H. Wilson, rural church educator 
and a servant of the Board of National Missions. In 1966, War- 
ren Wilson became a four-year, fully accredited college offer- 
ing the Bachelor of Arts degree. Today, the college offers the 
degree in 20 majors, six minors and a Master of Fine Arts 
degree. 

In a sense, we are still "the farm school". Our 1,000 acre 
campus includes the college farm. We have about 500 head of 
beef cattle, 200 hogs and a prolific garden. However, the old 
farm-work program has expanded to all areas of campus life. 
Each Warren Wilson student is a part of the work force of the 
school. To fulfill their fifteen-hour per week work requirement, 
which earns them total room and board, the students do elec- 
trical work, plumbing, landscaping and college cor- 
respondence. They grow vegetables, work the sawmill, tend the 
animals. Students maintain and operate heavy earth-moving 
equipment. They clean buildings, repair gutters, make bricks, 
remodel staff homes, and renovate campus buildings. Some 
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assistants and aides to the various Deans and Department 
heads. Four students serve on the Religious Activities work crew 
and two students are secretaries for the Office of Church Rela- 
tions. The list could go on - there are 80 work crews of bustling 
activity everywhere you go. 

The old "farm school" is now a thriving institution of 
academic excellence with a distinguished faculty. Admissions 
standards are high (sixth highest among the 38 four-year 
private colleges in North Carolina). In recognition of its 
academic excellence, Warren Wilson recently received a 
challenge grant for the 90th Anniversary Fund from the Na- 
tional Endowment for the Humanities. The University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill was the only other school in this state to 
receive a NEH grant. One reason for such high standing is the 
personal attention which the school provides each student. In a 
college of 500 students, the student-faculty ratio is 11 to 1. 
Warren Wilson alumni (325 in Buncombe county) serve as 
educators, social workers, pastors, Christian educators, musi- 
cians writers national and overseas missionaries. They are 
successful in business, industry and community service occupa- 
tions. Increasingly, Warren Wilson graduates pursue post- 
graduate studies in the fields of law, medicine, theology, and 
the natural sciences. 

Our rural setting in the Swannanoa valley might lead some 
persons to conclude that we are a "provincial", locally-centered 
college. Fifty per cent of our student do come from what may 
be described as "the Appalachian region". Yet, Warren Wilson 
students come from 35 states - AND (here is another unique 
fact) twenty-five overseas nations. We are a miniature global 
village back in these mountains. Intercultural exposure is an 
immeasurable value for both our American and our overseas 
students. 

International Development stretches far beyound this valley. 
Each year groups of students travel to engage themselves in 
practical ministries to people in need. They have been to the 
Dominican Republic to help villagers rebuild after the devasta- 
tion of a hurricane. They have been to Patzquaro, Mexico to 
work with the people there toward increasing crop productivi- 
ty. Forty students are now preparing for service work abroad in 
1984. One group will travel to assist a Presbyterian medical 
mission group. A second group will soon be on its way to Sri 
Lanka to help with small industry and educational programs. 
In every mission endeavor, the spirit is one of partnership in 
self-reliance. 

Back at home, campus religious activities emanate from the 
church and pervade the atmosphere. The Warren Wilson 
Presbyterian Church and College Chapel is at the core of the 
campus and religious studies are an integral part of the core 

Continued on Page 2 

The lovely gavel, pictured 
to the right, was a gift to 
Asheville Presbytery last 
July by Retiring Moder- 
ator Marion Beegle. This 
lovely gift will be used in 
the years ahead by each 
succeeding Moderator. 




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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



January 1984 



Continued from page 1 

curriculum. Here, the individual is encour- 
aged to explore and develop his own 
unique genius while also learning to live 
and contribute to the well-being of a 
cosmopolitan community whose heritage 
and continuing witness is Christian. While 
governed by an independent Board of 
Trustees, the college is in a strong covenant 
relationship with the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.) through the Synod of the South. 
The Board of Church Visitors is composed 
of over 30 pastors and church leaders 
representing many geographic areas of the 
denomination. Six members of the faculty 
and staff are ordained pastors and the col- 
lege also has a full-time Director of 
Religious Activities. The comprehensive 
scope of voluntary religious activities is 
amazing for a college of this size. In- 
volvements range through College Choirs 
to dormitory Bible studies to specific sub- 
ject seminars such as "Pseudo-religious 
Cults" and "Alcohol Awareness" to definite 
projects such as Amnesty International, 
Habitat for Humanity, Peace-making and 
Hunger Awareness. 

Service to, with and for others has always 
been a part of the Warren Wilson tradi- 
tion. To that end, each student must com- 
plete an approved service project for 
others, either in the larger community or 
at home, prior to graduation. Faculty 
members also give a "tenth month" of ser- 
vice to the community. 

Until 1972, when the former UPCUSA 
was reorganized and oversight of the Board 
of National Missions ceased, the benevo- 
lence offerings of the churches nationwide 
supported the college with about $300,000 
annually. The restructure placed the col- 
lege in relationship with the Synod of the 
South which has only been able to give be- 
tween $5,000 and $7,000 annually to any 
of its institutions. Today, about 150 indi- 
vidual congregations and a few presbyte- 
ries provide about $120,000 of the school's 
annual support. Other sources of support 
have been foundations, alumni, individ- 
uals and some business and industry. A 
90th Anniversary Campaign is currently in 
progress and the Campaign hopes to raise 
$4,500,000 from all sources for endowment 
for: 1) Faculty & Program Enrichment; 2) 
Scholarships; 3) Capital Improvements. 

The Board of Church Visitors recently 
affirmed: "Warren Wilson College is a 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) related 
school in the Reformed tradition. Our 
goals, therefore, include fostering growth 
in Christian faith, encouraging Christian 
community and nurturing Christian values 
in the personal and social issues of our 
time." 

We are not content with the richness of 
our Presbyterian heritage; we want to see 
that heritage blossom in these mountains 
during this time of reunion and new life for 
the church. You are an important part of 
this ministry with us. We rejoice in "com- 
ing home" to Asheville Presbytery. Come, 
visit with us. 

Malcolm D. Maccubbin 



NEWS FROM 

Brevard-Davidson 

River Presbyterian 

Church 

Brevard, NC 

CONGREGATION PAYS TRIBUTE TO 
JERRY AND JUDY ROBINSON 

On Monday evening, December 19, a large 
crowd of members and friends honored our 
departing minister and his wife with a reception 
in the Fellowship Hall. W.O.C. members pro- 
vided a delicious assortment of goodies, with 
members of the Reception Committee serving as 
hostesses. Don Blankinship, Clerk of the Ses- 
sion, acted as M.C., and presented the Robin- 
sons with several gifts, including various literary 
(and otherwise) degrees, for Jerry, including 
Doctor of Intellectual Enlightenment (IED), 
Doctor of Sacred Semantics (SSD), and Doctor 
of Mechanical Gadgetry (MGD). This docu- 
ment was sealed with a Christmas Seal, and at- 
tested to by the Clerk of the Court, Marion 
McMahon. In a more serious tone, a cash gift 
was presented to the Robinsons, along with a 
basketful of cards and letters with expressions of 
love and best wishes for their new life in Clover, 
South Carolina. 

West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, NC 

Mrs. Sam (Margaret) Patton, Church 
Secretary, was honored by the Session, Board of 
Deacons and Women of the Church for her 
twenty-five years of service to the Church. 
Margaret stated, "My work has been very grati- 
fying. I have shared with you many joys and sor- 
rows . . . but the joy of serving the Lord and 
maybe helping someone to ease a heavy burden 
they are carrying has been an inspiration to 
me." Congratulations, Margaret, for a job well 
done! 



Etowah Presbyterian 
Church 

Etowah, NC 

The Etowah Presbyterian Church is alive, 
well, and continuing under the guidance of our 
Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, who 
directs our new minister, the Rev. John Burwell 
Stone, his wife, Peggy, daughter Mary, 4 1 ,4, 
and son Samuel, 19 months, as well as His peo- 
ple and the newly elected and those continuing 
as Elders and Deacons. 

The Sunday School has revived with a very 
successful Vacation Bible School in June and Ju- 
ly. New people are being drawn into our 
Fellowship, and a Singles' Group for older 
young people meets every two weeks at the 
Church. A successful Bible Study is held each 
Sunday evening in the manse, and two Cub 
Scout Troops have been formed with leaders, 
Scout Master, and Boy Scout Council. About 
fifteen choir members and other musicians, plus 
the children's choir, under the leadership of 
Mrs. Peggy Stone, with Mrs. Annette Phillips on 
the organ and Mrs. Beth Simpson at the piano, 
presented a Christmas Cantata in the Church 
on Sunday Evening, December 11. The place 
was packed, and we raised the roof with a 
Hallelujah chorus. 



OUR CHURCHES 

The Women of the Church meet regularly 
each month for Bible Study and program. A 
very successful Family Dinner with turkey and 
all the trimmings was held Sunday, Nov. 20th, 
immediately after the Church Service. 

Each Sunday morning, after Sunday School, 
the Congregation assemblies at 11 A.M. for 
Sunday Worship. With a Bible related Sermon 
and Hymn singing, we all feel the Love of God 
and His watchfulness over each one of us as we 
try to do His will in our daily lives! 



First Presbyterian 
Church 

Highlands, NC 

Don and Diane Leadbeater left January 3, 
1984, for a two-month mission to Honduras to 
assist our Missionary Zeke Martinez in a number 
of crusades. 

As Don shared in Church Sunday, December 
4, he will be working on a slide/tape show that 
can support Zeke, and Diane will possibly be us- 
ing her expertise to help start a child care center 
from the ground up. Thanks Don for sharing 
what the Lord's been doing in your's and 
Diane's lives. 

We are trying to establish a co-teacher policy 
where the co-teacher would teach once a month 
or when the teacher had to be out of town or 
was sick. By having these co-teachers the 
regular teacher would be able to meet with 
adults at least once a month. For those who 
have taught for years, you know how much we 
all need to be fed ourselves sometimes. 

First Presbyterian 
Church 

Swannanoa, NC 

Treasurer John Schultheis reports that almost 
$1,800 has been received to date for the special 
Thanksgiving Offering for the Presbyterian 
Home for Children in Black Mountain. Nice 
reporting, Swannanoa. 



Montreat Presbyterian 
Church 

Montreat, NC 

The Montreat Presbyterian Church will be 
holding a mini-mission conference at Gaither 
Chapel, January 22-24, 1984. 

Sunday morning, during the worship service, 
Charles Anderson, area director of the Sudan 
Interior Mission, will preach. Dr. John Ell- 
ington, PCUSA missionary with the American 
Bible Society in Zaire, will be the mission 
speaker for convocation Monday morning and 
on Tuesday evening for the closing session. 

Retired PCUSA missionaries will be in Sun- 
day School classes January 22, and that evening 
college students who have served on sum- 
mer/overseas programs will present their pro- 
gram in the chapel. 

Monday night there will be mission discussion 
programs presented in homes with former mis- 
sionaries presiding. Tuesday morning, Jo Ann 
Ellington, public health nurse in Zaire, will tell 
of her work to the Women of the Church in 
Gaither chapel. 

Friends from other churches will be welcome 
to attend all sessions of the conference. 



January 1984 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Pago Three 




Women Of 
The Church 

by Thelma Baker 



New Year's Greetings to One and All] I trust 
that each of you, once again, experienced a 
Season of Great Joy and Spiritual Blessings dur- 
ing the most Holy Celebration of the Birthday 
of our Saviour. As we begin the new year, let us 
dedicate ourselves even more fully and com- 
pletely to our task as Women of the Church, 
working together to further His Kingdom in our 
Church, our Community, our Country and in 
our Nation. 

January not only begins a new year, it is also 
the beginning of events for our women as 
together we plan our year's work. During this 
month our Winter Council Meeting will be held 
at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
Included in this meeting will be both WOC Of- 
ficers of the Asheville Presbytery Council and, 
also, all local Presidents of WOC throughout 
the Presbytery. At this time, the Nominating 
Committee will begin its work in obtaining new 
officers for the Council to be elected and in- 
stalled on April fourteenth of this year at the 
77th Annual Meeting of the Women of the 
Church of Asheville Presbytery at Highlands 
Presbyterian Church, Highlands, N.C. Also, at 
this time, President-elect, Mrs. Donald 
(Georgette) Stiens, a member of Highlands 
Church, will be installed. 

On January 12, the Winter Meeting of The 
Ministry Group of Women (previously the 
Synodical) will be held at Synod's Building in 
Raleigh. Your President will attend this meeting 
and give the Annual Report from the WOC of 
Asheville Presbytery. President-elect, Georgette 
Stiens, will attend, also, and be introduced to 
the MGOW Moderator, Mrs. Herman V. 
Creech, Jr. of Tarboro, N.C. and to the other 
six Presbyterial Presidents. 

Plans are in the making for our Birthday In- 
terpreter, Mrs. Frank Pyle (Martha) to attend a 
meeting in Atlanta where she will receive infor- 
mation regarding our WOC 1984 Birthday Ob- 
jective; this she will pass on to local Churches in 
Asheville Presbytery during the spring months. 

It is not too early to begin making plans for 
the North Carolina Women's Conference which 
will be held in two sessions this year, the first be- 
ing June 10-13, and the second June 13-16, 
1984. This Conference is now so large that the 
Director, our own Kathy (Mrs. Silas) Vaughn, 
felt that it would be more beneficial to divide 
into two Sessions, thus alleviating the crowding 
of housing facilities, classrooms, etc. More 
about this Conference will appear in a later edi- 
tion, but if you have never attended, please 
make every effort to do so; those who have at- 
tended, I am sure, will be eager to return. 



Recent Board Actions 

The Board of Annuities and Relief, at the 
October 1983 meeting, declared a 5% Good Ex- 
perience Credit effective January 1984 for MAF 
and EAF. Since 1964, this 13th Good Ex- 
perience Credit in MAF when compounded 
amounts to 181%. Translated into income, 
retirees drawing $300/month in 1964 will 
receiver $843 in 1984. 

Other significant actions include: 
-Approving a Christmas Gift of $150 for a 
single person and $300 for a couple, to those 
receiving income assistance under the formula. 



Mrs. Charlotte Mack 

New Missioner To 

Bangladesh 




Charlotte 
Mack 



Charlotte Mack is a loving, caring and ar- 
ticulate Lady who wears many types of hatsl She 
is a daughter of a Congregation-minister, a 
sister to two ministers and to three other profes- 
sionals; she served as a nurse in our European 
Armed Forces during World War II. She 
returned home to marry Edgar Mack whom she 
had met earlier and together they reared two 
boys and one girl in Connecticut, where she 
worked in a nursing home to help to support the 
family. When Edgar retired from his job, they 
moved to North Carolina in 1979 and settled in 
Etowah while their new home was being built in 
Brightwaters. She attended the Etowah 
Presbyterian Church, later became a Church 
member, an Elder, and Clerk of the Session. 
She was President of the Hendersonville 
Threadcraft Society, and after Ed's illness and 
final release in 1981, became a helper of the 
Handicapped in Aquacise at the local YMCA 
and worked part time at the Hendersonville 
Nursing Center. She always had time to help 
various people who needed her love and care. 
Now, finally in her 60's, she is realizing a 
childhood dream of becoming a nurse missioner 
in Bangladesh. After more than six months of 
detailed preparations and learning the Banta 
language, she departed for her new home for 
two years in Bangladesh in August, 1983. She 
has been continuing her language study in 
Dahka, the capitol of Bangladesh, and living 
with Dr. Herbert and Mrs. Page Codington, 
Medical Doctor and Teacher Missionaries since 
1974. In January, 1984, Charlotte will go out to 
the country to CHAFA where she will be nurse 
in charge of Health Education, working directly 
with the local residents, helping them to achieve 
better health and learn to better take care of 
their own needs. She takes with her the same at- 
tributes that endeared her to so many people in 
Henderson County. She truly believes that God's 
love is all prevading and that it is our respon- 
sibility to share it with others who need to know 
it, tool 



NEEDED! 



The Westminster Church is desirous of start- 
ing a Handbell Choir! They would like to pur- 
chase some USED handbells. If there are any 
possibilities available, please contact the church 
office at 298-4745. 



Do You Need A 

Program For Your 

Church? 

Montreat-Anderson is happy to provide a 
variety of programs for church groups. Slide 
presentations, speakers on a myriad of subjects, 
and the General Assembly Singers are available. 

Contact Williard Sessler in the Office of 
Church Relations at 704/669-8011 for details. 




Fools For Christ 

"For the foolishness of God is wiser than human 
wisdom and the weakness of God is stronger 
than human strength." I Corinthians 1:25 (NIV) 

by Ginnie Stevens 
Hunger Awareness Enabler 

In medieval Europe, the 
new year was often herald- 
ed by a celebration known 
as the Feast of Fools. For 
one fanciful day, every- 
thing was topsy-turvy. Ac- 
cepted values were in- 
verted, peasants became 
nobles, and fools kings. Without commending 
the excesses of this festival, we need to consider 
the spirit of the Feast of Fools. 

God speaks of His kingdom as being a place 
where lions lie down with lambs, the first is the 
last, we love our enemies and live without con- 
cern for tomorrow. What foolishnessl We all 
know that expressions like "God helps them that 
help themselves" and "You can't trust the Rus- 
sians" reflect our deepest beliefs about life more 
than biblical definitions of God's kingdom. 

That's just the point. We want to control our 
daily lives. Isn't that what sin is all about? 
Trusting our own wisdom rather than God's 
foolishness? Our own strength instead of His 
weakness? But unless we abandon ourselves to 
Him, the world will stay the same. The hungry 
will remain unfed, the refugees homeless, our 
children terrified. The world needs fools for 
Christ. 

Most of us have a difficult time making 
radical changes in our lives, especially if it 
means being thought foolish. But perhaps we 
can offer God one part of our lives - Tuesday 
afternoons or the daily change in our pockets or 
our kitchen. By deliberately focusing on one 
segment of our lives and intentionally asking 
God to release us from our need to control those 
parts, we open ourselves to both the askance of 
others and the opportunity to being instruments 
of His peace. 

Ladies, Mark Your 
Calendars Now ! ! 

The 39th annual N.C. Presbyterian Women's 
Conference will be held in Montreat in June 
1984. All Ladies of the Synod of North 
Carolina, the Synod of The Piedmont, and 
Holston Presbytery, whose churches are located 
within the geographical boundary of N.C, are 
invited to attend this conference. 

There will be two identical sessions: Session I, 
June 10-13, and Session II, June 13-16. You may 
choose which session you prefer to attend. 

Cathy Vaughn (Mrs. Silas M.) of Montreat is 
Director of the 1984 conference, assisted by 
thirteen staff members. Many plans are being 
formulated to make this another outstanding 
conference for study, training, and creating 
stimulating Christian fellowship. It would be 
great to see the largest number of Asheville 
Presbytery ladies ever registered for this con- 
ference! 

Put these dates on your calendar, NOW, and 
plan to attend. There will be more information 
forthcoming regarding housing and registra- 
tion. 

January 1984 

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Page Four 



January 1984 



1984 PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 

February 3-5, 1984 — Mission Conference, 

Gatlinburg, TN. 
February 20-21, 1984 — Stewardship Training 

Event for Pastors, Lake Junaluska. 
March 6-8, 1984 — National Association of 

Evangelicals, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Colum- 
bus, Ohio. 
March 15, 1984 — Mission Committee meets, 

12 Noon, Presbyterian Home, Black Mtn., 

NC 
March 15, 1984 — Commission on Ministry 

meets, Library, First Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, 5 p.m. 
March 15, 1984 — CRV Committee meets, 

Library, First Presbyterian Church Asheville, 

7:30 p.m. 
March 19, 1984 — C.E. Committee meets, 

12 Noon, Black Mountain Presbyterian 

Church, Black Mountain, NC. 
March 22-24, 1984 - Face to Face, Holiday 

Inn-Airport, Roanoke, Virginia 
April 8-9, 1984 — Evangelism Workshop spon- 
sored by Mission Committee of Asheville 

Presbytery (details in February issue of 

OMW). 
April 10, 1984 — Presbytery of Asheville meets 

(host to be announced). 
May 22-23, 1984 Synod of N.C. meets, St. 

Andrews College, Laurinburgh, NC 
May 28-June 6, 1984 — General Assembly, 

Phoenix, Arizona 
June 22-24, 1984 — Men's Conference, Lees 

McRae College, Banner Elk, NC 
July 10, 1984 — Presbytery of Asheville meets 

(host to be announced). 
October 9, 1984 — Presbytery of Asheville 

meets (host to be announced). 
October I I-i3, 1984 — Face to Face, 

Greensboro, NC 
October 21-24, 1984 Men's Convention, 

Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, Ga. 



memorial (Sifta 

Allen, Mrs. Clara F., Hazelwood, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Rufus 

W. Summerrow, Mr. & Mrs. M.R. Whisenhunt, 

Waynesville, NC. 
Allen, Mrs. Lucille Kirby, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & 

Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC. 
Allen, Mrs. Walter, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Henry Marriotte Stewart, Atlanta. Ga. 
Brothers of Mrs. Rush G. Allison — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. 

Smart, Brevard, NC. 
Amadio, Mr. Whitney R., Hendersonville, NC — Senator 

& Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, NC. 
Beasley, Mr. Morton, Headland, Alabama — Dr. & Mrs. 

Leonard Barber, Hendersonville, NC 
Beck, Ms. Marjory, West Palm Beach, Fl — Circle #1 of 

First Presbyterian Church, Waynesville, NC. 
Biggs, Mr. J. Alan, Horse Shoe, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 

Barber, Hendersonville, NC. 
Blair, Mr. W. Edward — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 

Hendersonville, NC. 
Brown, Mr. Frank, Clyde, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Robin- 
son, Candler, NC. Men of Canton Presbyterian Church, 

Mr. & Mrs. J. Everett Scroggs, The Emma McNair Bible 

Class of Canton Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. E.S. 

Mathis, Canton, NC. Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, Henderson- 
ville, NC. 
Burley, Mrs. Marvin, Asheville, NC — Mrs. D.K. Drum, 

Mrs. Earl Pitmon, Asheville, NC. 
Colberg, Mr. Arthur J., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Ansley Cope, Hendersonville, NC. 
Cope, Mr. John Lovell, Savannah, Ga. — Mr. & Mrs. 

Ansley Cope, Hendersonville, NC. 
Dalton, Mrs., Mother of Melba Dalton — Ms. Marianna S. 

Williams, Asheville, NC. 
Davenport, Mrs. Maude, Inman, SC — Ms. Margaret M. 

Gash, Pisgah Forest, NC. 
Demko, Mr. John — Miss M. Dawn Ellis, Brevard, NC. 
Durisch, Mr. Everett, Hendersonville, NC — Ms. Christine 

H. MacMartin, Hendersonville, NC. 
Eastes, Miss Janet, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Frank A. 

Parsons, Indianapolis, In. Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, 

Brevard, NC. 
Edwards, Mrs. Forest, Rutherfordton, NC — Dr. & Mrs. 

Leonard Barber, Hendersonville, NC. 
Eliopulus, Mr. & Mrs. Christ — Miss M. Dawn Ellis, 

Brevard, NC. 
Fidler, Mr. Harry G., Asheville, NC — Mrs. Marilyn Fidler 

Dawson, Houston, Tx. 
Fidler, Mrs. Isabel H., Asheville, NC — Mrs. Marilyn 

Fidler Dawson, Houston, Tx. 



Gaines, Mrs. Minnie N., Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Arthur M. Smart, Brevard, NC. 
Sisters of Mr. Alfred Galloway — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. 

Smart, Brevard, NC. 
Gardner, Mr. Alan S. — Mr. & Mrs. Wayne L. Barney, 

Peoria, II. 
Greenwood, Mr. George A., Asheville, NC — Mrs. Frances 

G. Hickson, Homestead, Fl. 
Gulbord, Mrs. Louise, Hendersonville, NC — Circle #4 of 

First Presbyterian Church, Mrs. & Mrs. Ansley Cope, 

Hendersonville, NC. 
Gustafson, Mr. Henry F. — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, 

Brevard, NC. 
Hardin, Mr. Cleat, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. E.F. 

Camenzind, Brevard, NC. 
Hicklin, Mrs. Harry, Sr., Richburg, SC — Mr. W.C. 

Hicklin, Arden, NC. 
Hillhouse, Ms. Ruth, Hendersonville, NC — Janice, Bob, 

Scott and Linda Hunt, Winston-Salem, NC. 
Hinds, Ms. Louise B. — Mr. Henry B. Hibbard, Southbury, 

Conn. 
Hollar, Mr. Harry M., Sr., Arden, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Harry Shotwell, Mike & Kim, Asheville, NC. 
Hoover, Mr. Carl, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. A.W. Cates, 

Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, Brevard, NC. 
Johnson, Mr. I.E., Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. L.B. 

Barber, Jr., Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 

NC. 
Jones, Mr. John J., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Ansley Cope, Mrs. Anna G. Pearce, Miss Maggie Good, 

Mr. & Mrs. John H. Lyday, Mr. & Mrs. C.R. Rouse, 

Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Dr. & Mrs. John M. Ross, Mr. 

& Mrs. Gene Usher, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hender- 
sonville, NC. 
Jones, Mrs. Selma, Canton, NC — Miss Betty Tate, Canton, 

NC. 
Kimzey, Mr. John Kenneth, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Grady Brittain, Mr. & Mrs. J.O. Davidson, Ms. Clara B. 

Bryson, Mr. & Mrs. Enno F. Camenzind, Mr. & Mrs. Ar- 
thur M. Smart, Mrs. Margaret M. Kimzey, Brevard. Ms. 

Carolyn Kimzey, Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Evans, Horse Shoe, NC. 

Mr. & Mrs. Otis Stepp, Canton, NC. Mrs. Ada H. Allison, 

Pisgah Forest, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Martin, Jason & 

Seth, Huntsville, Al. 
King, Mr. E.H., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. E.F. 

Camenzind, Brevard, NC. Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 

Hendersonville, NC. 
Kriek, Mr. Brian, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Howard E. 

Barnes, Pisgah Forest, NC. 
Kutscher, Mr. John David, Asheville, NC — Mrs. Louise 

E. McMillan, Asheville, NC. 
Brother of Mrs. D.C. Ladd — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, 

Brevard, NC. 
Lane, Mrs. Georgianna — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown 

Hendersonville, NC. 
Lawson, Mr. John, Savannah, Ga. — Malvern Hills Presby- 
terian Church, Mr. Arthur G. Kiser, Asheville, NC. 
McCarson, Mr. Brandon E., Etowah, NC — Dr. & Mrs. 

Corbin O. Williams, Hendersonville, NC. 
McDonald, Mrs. Henry C, Jr., Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Enno F. Camenzind, Brevard, NC. 
Mcjunkin, Mr. Joe, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Enno F. 

Camenzind, Brevard, NC. 
McNeill, Mr. and Mrs. Milton, Asheville, NC — Mrs. Bob 

Z. Merrill, Asheville, NC. 
McShane, Mr. William T., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & 

Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC. 
Messer, Mr. Welch, Clyde, NC — Judge Charles McDarris 

Family, Waynesville, NC. 
Father of Mrs. Ray Miller — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, 

Brevard, NC. 
New, Mrs. Danny, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. 

Smart, Brevard, NC. 
Ormand, Mrs. Kathleen, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

M. Smart, Brevard, NC. 
Orr, Mrs. E. Rickman, Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. 

Leonard Barber, Hendersonville, NC. 
Osteen, Mrs. Alonzo, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Harry L. Rogers, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, Henderson- 
ville, NC. 
Parrish, Etna Stolz, San Antonio, TX — Mr. & Mrs. Alfred 

Snap, Asheville, NC. 
Passmore, Mr. Willard, Topton, NC — Mrs. William Pitt 

Walker, Andrews, NC. 
Patterson, Mrs. Martha, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Arthur M. Smart, Brevard, NC. 
Pipes, Mr. Robert L., Jr. — Mr. & Mrs. Ansley Cope, 

Hendersonville, NC. 
Pittillo, Mr. W.H., Hendersonville, NC — Senator & Mrs. 

Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, NC. 
Pressley, Mrs. Louise, Franklin, NC — Mrs. Grace Holden, 

Franklin, NC. 
Reisig, Mr. George A., Asheville, NC — Women of 

Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 
Revis, Mrs. Anna Marguerite, Weaverville, NC — Mr. & 

Mrs. F.R. Donoho, Tallahassee, FL, Mrs. Margaret 

Harper, Mrs. Lucile Cole & Family, Red Oak School, 

Weaverville, NC. 
Rippetoe, Mrs. Clara, Hazelwood, NC — Adult Sunday 

School Class of First Presbyterian Church, Circle #1 of First 

Presbyterian Church, Waynesville, NC. 
Ross, Mrs. Bessie T. — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 

Hendersonville, NC. 
Rothrock, Mr. Carl Edwin "Brick", Reidsville, NC — 

Hazel, Bill, Jim and "Nink" Swift, Waynesville, NC. 
Rutherford, Mr. Neal, Enka, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph 

Walls, Asheville, NC. 
Sheppard, Ms. Myrtle, Asheville, NC — Ms. Ursula R. 

Harris, Asheville, NC. Gene and Josephine Mowrer, Lisa & 

Cliff, Davidson, NC. 
Shull, Mr. Robert E., Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. L.B. 




Back to School after the Holidays 

Presbyterian Home 
Birthdays 



Michael Quinones 
April Roberts 
Chris Setzer 
Don Quinones 
Ashley Howerton 



2-4-66 

2-14-71 

2-9-73 

2-19-70 

2-22-71 



McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville, 

NC. 
Smithson, Mr. N.D., Jr., Asheville, NC — Ms. Marianna 

S. Williams, Asheville, NC. 
Smithson, Mrs. Sara A., Asheville, NC — Ms. Marianna 

S. Williams, Asheville, NC. 
Snell, Ms. Clara, Greenville, IL — Mrs. Ruth Geddings & 

Family, Asheville, NC. 
Storm, Mr. Arthur R. — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 

Hendersonville, NC. 
Tate, Mr. & Mrs. Earl, Canton, NC — Miss Betty Tate, 

Canton, NC. 
Thompson, Mr. J.C., Saluda, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 

Barber, Hendersonville, NC. 
Turner, Mr. Frank A., Asheville, NC "The P-ei"Tiard 

Family" — Helen, Lynn, Mary & Alice, Asheville, NC. 
Williams, Mr. Harry F., Sr., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & 

Mrs. E.F. Camenzind, Brevard, NC. Dr. & Mrs. Paul Hill, 

Flat Rock, NC. Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Henderson- 
ville, NC. 
Woolard, Mr. Clyde N., Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. 

L.B. Barber, Hendersonville, NC. 
CHRISTMAS GIFT for Mrs. John Link, Brevard, NC — 

Choir of Brevard Davidson River Presbyterian Church, 

Brevard, NC. 
CHRISTMAS MEMORIALS: 

Capps, Mr. Stanley P. — Mrs. Sara S. Capps, Asheville, NC 
Smithson, Mr. N.D. — Mrs. Sara S. Capps, Asheville, NC 
Smithson, Mrs. N.D. — Mrs. Sara S. Capps, Asheville, NC 
Smithson, Mr. N.D., Jr. — Mrs. Sara S. Capps, Asheville, 

NC. 
CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL for the Recovery of Mrs. S.D. 

Knight, Black Mountain, NC — Mrs. Elizabeth L. More, 

Black Mountain, NC. 
IN HONOR OF: 
West, Mr. Howard E., Asheville, NC — Mrs. Howard E. 

West, Asheville, NC. 
Fisher, Ann and Larry — Mr. & Mrs. Sherman Morris, 

Asheville, NC. 
Hart, Mr. & Mrs. Ladson F. — Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Hart 

Jerome, Brevard, NC. 

Memorial Gift for The 

Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 



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niversary, etc) give details for acknowledgement. 
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complete address for mail, please 

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Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, 
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Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 



February 1984 




DIGEST OF THE 

MINUTES OF THE 

WINTER MEETING 

OF ASHEVILLE 

PRESBYTERY 

by D. Edward Renegar, 

Stated Clerk 

The Annual meeting of Asheville Presbytery was held Tuesday, 
January 24, 1984 in the Cullowhee Presbyterian Church and was 
opened with prayer by the retiring Moderator, Rayburn Dean. 

The following is a digest of the proceedings: 

1. Heard a sermon by James W. Taylor, candidate for ordination. 
Isaiah 40:27-31. 

2. Elected Wm. Serjak, pastor of the Sylva Church, as moderator. 

3. Among visitors were several members of former U.P.C. church 
who were introduced and invited to sit as visiting presbyters. John 
Stewart, member of Concord Presbytery, was also recognized. These 
gentlemen were given the privilege of the floor. 

4. Heard a brief history of the Cullowhee church. It was ordered 
printed in the appendix of the Minutes. James Dooly, vice-chancelor of 
Western Carolina University, gave a welcome to the campus. 

5. Appointed the following standing committees: 

Bills and Overtures - Andrew Andrews, Chm., Marion Beegle, 
Robert Bolt, Wayne Davis, Ellen Dozier, David Nash. 

Judicial Business - Paul Smith, Ken Hicks, Allen Gardner, Peg 
Hussey, Charles Hensley, John Dorman. 

Resolutions and Thanks - Alan Wildsmith, Calvin Rice, John Stone, 
Robert Tindall, Tip Sawyer, Deborah Aiten. 

6. Communications were disposed of as follows: 

a. A memorial to Dan Carlton, written by David Parks, was 
ordered printed in the Minutes and forwarded to Synod. 

b. The session of the Morrison Church requested that the rela- 
tionship of Rev. Billy Frank Wood to the church be changed from 
Interim Supply to Stated Supply. It was so granted. 

c. Dismissed Rev. D.O. Mclnnis to Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

d. Officially retired Donald E. Williams as of Dec. 1, 1983 and re- 
quested the Committee on the Ministry to prepare a suitable 
memorial service to be conducted at the next meeting of Presbytery. 

e. Received as information a letter from the Presbytery of Detroit 
endorsing Dr. Donald G. Lester as candidate for Moderator of the 
196th General Assembly. 

f. Received as information and ordered printed in the Minutes a 
letter from the Session of the Black Mountain Church regarding an 
action taken concerning its property. 

g. Endorsed a Spiritual Retreat to be held for Asheville 
Presbytery by Columbia Seminary in May. 

7. Adopted recommendations from Presbytery Council which in- 
cluded (1) a spending budget for 1984 of $344,270.00 and challenged 






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G.A. Moderator Visits Brevard- 
Davidson River Church 

The Brevard-Davidson River Church was honored to have Dr. J. 
Randolph Taylor, Moderator of the General Assembly of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) conduct a special worship service on 
Sunday night, January 29th. The service was replete with handbell 
fanfare and processional hymn with trumpets. Dr. Taylor shared with 
us some of the excitement of the historical reunion last summer in 
Atlanta of the "northern and southern" churches. His sermon was very 
appropriate for the occasion and it was a meaningful service for the 
large number of members and their friends who were in attendance. 
At a reception honoring Dr. and Mrs. Taylor immediately following 
the service, Dr. Taylor conducted an informal question and answer 
session and answered some very interesting questions concerning the 
new church. 

the churches to increase their undesignated benevolences by 
$10,000.00; (2) the church courts committee was requested to appoint 
a manual rewrite committee to bring the present Manual into com- 
pliance with the new Book of Order; (3) Council concurred with 
recommendations from the Trustees of the Presbyterian Home for 
Children (a) that the number of trustees of the Board of Presbyterian 
Home for Children be increased from 12 to 24 and, (b) that all 
members once again be elected to the Board of Trustees by the 
Presbytery of Asheville, Presbyterian Church (USA); (c) they endorsed 
and passed along to Presbytery the idea of a fund raising campaign 
directed toward major donors for 1.7 million dollars. 

8. Adopted recommendations from the Mission Committee as 
follows: 

(1) That each session appoint a contact person for the cause of 
evangelism and provide financial resources for the pastor and 
possibly the contact person to attend a conference on evangelism at 
Montreat on April 8 and 9; 

(2) Encouraged all congregations to participate in the One Great 
Hour of Sharing; 

(3) Encouraged congregations to participate in the "2 cents a 
meal" program. 

9. Heard Mrs. Stewart Baker give the Annual Report of the Women 
of Asheville Presbytery and ordered the report printed in the Minutes. 

10. Adopted the recommendations from the Boundaries Committee: 

(1) That Asheville Presbytery concur with a joint Holston over- 
ture concerning the eight Presbyterian Congregations and the 15 
Presbyterian ministers and one candidate all of the former U.P.C. 
Presbytery which overlap the boundaries of Asheville Presbytery; 

(2) That Asheville Presbytery grant these congregations, ministers 
and candidate all rights and privileges of being joint co-workers in 
ministry until the boundaries are finalized; 

(3) That Asheville Presbytery approve its own overture to General 
Assembly concerning the above matter, and 

(4) That the Church Courts Committee plan a special recognition 
and welcome to the above at the April 10th meeting. 

11. Elected the Rev. Richard Shelor and Mr. O.E. Starnes as prin- 
cipals and the Rev. William Serjak and Mrs. Virginia Stevens alternate 
Commissioners to the 1984 General Assembly. 

12. Elected the following commissioners to 1984 Synod of North 
Carolina: Elmer Kilgore (Murphy), Robert Tindall (Hendersonville), 
George Fischer (Murphy), Furman Robertson (Waynesville), Andy 
Andrews (Montreat), Clarice Morris (Asheville First), Charles Fletcher 
(Bryson City), John Stone, Alan Wildsmith, Ellen Dozier, Tyler Mar- 
tin, James Taylor, Calvin Rice, Albert Kissling. 

13. Adopted the full report of Nomination Committee; the changes 
to be printed in another section of the Mountain Work. 

14. Received John Milholland, a member of the West Asheville 
Church, as a candidate for the Gospel Ministry. 

15. Examined and approved for ordination James Winsor Taylor to 
become pastor of the Swannanoa Church. 

16. Received John R. Stewart from Concord Presbytery to become 
pastor of the Kenilworth church. Continued on Page 2 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



February 1984 



PUBLIC NOTICES 
Change of Date 

The Visitation Skills Workshop planned for 
two weekends in March at the Franklin 
Presbyterian Church has been postponed. Due 
to the response to the First announcement, the 
two weekends are now tentatively planned for 
the latter part of April and early May. More 
details will be forthcoming later. 



Nell Boozer 
Franklin Church 



Parking At Presbytery 
Office 

When visiting the Presbytery OfFice, please 
do not park in the Circle behind the First 
Presbyterian Church. This access needs to be 
open to accommodate traffic concerning Meals 
on Wheels, Child Day-Care Center, etc. Thank 
you for your cooperation. 



Presbytery Resource 

Center At 

Presbytery Office 

Listing just- some of the fairly recent arrivals 
at the Center for your use: 

The "One Great Hour of Sharing" filmstrip 
entitled WATER IS LIFE, and other aids for 
observance. 

Paul Eckles BIBLE STUDY TAPES from the 
1983 Women's Conference. 

We have joined the Word Christian Video 
Club and, in a few weeks, will be receiving, for 
your church viewing, our first 1/4" VHS - 
PETER AND THE MAGIC SEED - intended 
for our younger members. Let me know if your 
church is interested in borrowing the viewer and 
this fine film so we can set up a schedule. 

Christie McPherson 



Continued from page 1 

17. Received Dong Kyo Lee, a member of the 
Presbyterian Church in Korea, to become 
Evangelist in charge of the Korean congrega- 
tion. 

18. Adopted the following recommendations 
from the Christian Education Committee: 

(1) That Council and our Executive 
Presbyter look at communication within 
Presbytery and specifically focus on the role 
of Our Mountain Work; 

(2) That some format be formulated by 
Council for a symposium on the subject of 
abortion; 

(3)Thatthe Council study the matter of set- 
ting aside an annual meeting of Presbytery to 
deal with a significant issue facing the 
church. 

19. Adopted the recommendation from the 
Standing Committee on Bills and Overtures 
that we endorse the overture from the Cherokee 
Presbytery to General Assembly concerning 
abortion. 

20. Adjourned to meet April 10 at a place to 
be announced. 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



Westminster 
Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, NC 
The Women of the Church and the Men of the 
Church at Westminster are combining their 
March meetings for a special get-together on 
March 22nd. The speaker for the evening will 
be Tom Stewart of the Medical Benevolent 
Foundation who will present a collection of 
slides showing the hospitals all over the world 
that we Presbyterians support. The presentation 
starts at 7:15 PM in the Fellowship Hall, and of 
course, visitors are welcome. 

Orville Nichols 



Franklin Presbyterian 
Church 

Franklin, NC 

MOTHER'S MORNING OUT 

by Rebecca Sexton 

Mother's Morning Out is a co-operative child 
care arrangement for children, ages one 
through five. Except for school holidays, the 
children meet in our church nursery each Fri- 
day morning from 9:15 to 11:45 for a play 
period supervised by two or more mothers, with 
each mother taking a turn approximately once 
every five or six weeks. While the children enjoy 
playing with other youngsters, their mothers 
can enjoy a free morning! The program, which 
presently has about fourteen children, is open to 
any mother in the community who has young 
children and would like to participate. This is a 
nice idea for other church groups if they are in- 
terested. 



Bryson City 
Presbyterian Church 

Bryson City, NC 

The members of Circles #1 and #2 wish to 
thank each one that gave so generously of their 
money to help us make this the "Best Christmas 
Ever" for 47 children in our area. The Council 
had allocated a large portion of our Ingles Fund 
for this Special Christmas Project undertaken by 
the two Circles, and with your help we were able 



Update To The 

Manual Of 

Asheville Presbytery 

"22:5 Committees, churches, and other 
organizations wishing to lay before Presbytery 
reports, recommendations, resolutions, or Over- 
tures must present them in writing to the office 
of the Stated Clerk in time to be sent out with 
the docket or at least ten (10) days before 
Presbytery meets. Sufficient copies should be 
presented to the Stated Clerk to eliminate addi- 
tional reproduction for mailing. Reports not 
mailed with the docket will require a majority 
vote of Presbytery before being presented at 
that meeting. If resolutions or Overtures are 
presented at Presbytery, it will require a 2/3 
vote by Presbytery to be considered at this 
meeting." 



to purchase all needed items listed and given to 
us for children at Alarka School, Almond 
School, and Bryson City Elementary. In addi- 
tion to the above "Special Project", each Circle 
had chosen a family for which to make this a 
"Special Christmas". 

Four ladies purchased clothing from head to 
toe for 47 children, sorted them according to 
needs from the three schools, and placed the 
items in gift bags with added fruit and candy for 
one and all. Thanks, ladies, for a great job well 
done. 



West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, NC 

The members of the West Asheville Church 
are looking forward to a Church Retreat at 
Holston Presbytery Camp in Banner Elk, NC 
for the weekend of March 16-18. There will be 
pleasant accommocations but rustic and suffi- 
cient for a weekend together. 

The tentative theme being developed is called 
"Meeting Ourselves: Strategies For Christian 
Living." The first group activities will be 
Vespers Friday evening with the retreat ending 
Sunday following the noon meal. Everyone is 
looking forward to a weekend of Christian 
followshiping together. 



First Presbyterian 
Church 

Swannanoa, NC 
New Pastorate Begins February 12 

James Winsor Taylor, Jr. ("Skip") was or- 
dained and installed as pastor of First 
Presbyterian Church of Swannanoa on 
February 12, 1984, at seven o'clock in the even- 
ing. 

The service of installation and ordination 
took place in the sanctuary of the church with 
four ministers and four elders taking part. The 
ministers participating in the service were Dr. 
Richard Shelor (pastor of Black Mountain 
Presbyterian Church), Dr. Calvin Theilman 
(pastor of Montreat Presbyterian Church), the 
Rev. Charles S. Moore (Executive Presbyter of 
Asheville Presbytery), and Dr. John Newton 
(Professor of Bible at Montreat-Anderson Col- 
lege). All of these ministers of the Word are 
familiar to the congregation. Ruling elders par- 
ticipating in the service were Andy Andrews and 
James Skidmore of the Montreat Presbyterian 
Church and Lester Connelly and Talmadge 
Burnette of First Presbyterian, Swannanoa. 

Following the service of ordination and in- 
stallation, a reception was held in the 
Followship Hall for members and friends of the 
church to meet Skip and Letta Jean and their 
two children, Katherine Jean and Jimmy. 



February 1984 

Published monthly at Asheville, N.C. by the Presbytery of Asheville 

40 Church Street Asheville, N.C. 28801 

Rev. Charles S. Moore, Editor & Executive Presbyter 

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February 1984 



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Page Three 



Women Of 
The Church 

by Thelma Baker 




Synod Names Associate Introducing 



The long month of January is now behind us, 
and we turn hopefully to thoughts of Spring and 
continuation of the many and varied tasks 
before us as we labor together for our Lord in 
the women's organization as an integral part of 
the total work of the Church. We are well into 
the Witness Season as this is written, with Sun- 
day, February 19 designated as the day for 
Witness Season Offering. I trust that all local 
WOC organizations have emphasized this 
special time with programs, speakers and 
various other ways in presenting the importance 
of witnessing and missions in our local Church 
as well as throughout the world. 

The WOC Winter Council Meeting of 
Asheville Presbytery at Westminster Church on 
Saturday, January 21, was well attended, with 
many local Presidents attending, along with the 
regular Council Members. The Nominating 
Committee, Mrs. John Beegle, Chairman, had 
their initial meeting and will, hopefully, have 
filled the vacancies occuring at the end of 
Presbyterial term of office in April of this year. 
Mrs. Don Stiens of First Presbyterian Church, 
Highlands, will be the incoming President; 
hopefully the entire slate of Officers can be an- 
nounced in next month's publication. 

Start making plans now to attend the Annual 
Meeting of the Women of the Church of 
Asheville Presbytery on April 14 at First Church 
in Highlands. By that date we should be enjoy- 
ing nice, spring weather and we are trusting 
that a large number of our women will join us 
for a day of fellowship and spiritual renewal. 
The Reverend Pansie Evers of Siler City will be 
the Inspirational Speaker; truly a servant of God 



The Rev. Tyrone Burkette, a Minnesota 
pastor, will join the staff of the Synod of North 
Carolina, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), as 
staff associate for Synod Ministries, effective 
Feb. 1. The Synod's Council voted on Dec. 7 to 
call Burkette to the position, which involves 
helping coordinate several specific kinds of work 
in the Synod's programs. He is senior pastor of 
the Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church in St. 
Paul, MN, a position he has held since 1975. 




one Great hour 
ofsharinG 



and a dynamic proclaimer of His Word, it will 
be well worth the effort one makes to attend this 
meeting if only to hear her message. 

Another important speaker of the day will be 
Mrs. Silas Vaughn of Montreat, the 1984 Direc- 
tor of the North Carolina Presbyterian Women's 
Conference to be held in Montreat during the 
month of June. She will bring information con- 
cerning important changes in this year's con- 
ference format and tell why it is deemed 
necessary to have two conference sessions. 

January was the month when the Presbyterial 
President presented two of the three important 
reports required annually; one to the Ministry 
Group on Women at Synod's Office in Raleigh 
(this was done on January 12), and one to 
Presbytery's Winter Meeting at Cullowhee (this 
was done on January 24). The third will be 
presented at the above mentioned Annual 
Meeting in Highlands. 




2<t Per Meal 
Mission Program 



by Ginnie Stevens 

How much do you spend per person per 
meal? Whether it's 60<t or two dollars Asheville 
Presbytery has an idea about what you can do 
with 2<t of the amount. CAN IT! Yes, put it in a 
2C per meal can and bring it to your church at 
regular intervals to combine with other 2<t per 
meal contributions. 2C per meal equals $21.90 
per year equals $142,853.90 if everyone in the 
Presbytery participates! Quite an impressive bit 
of multiplication. 

"What for?" you're asking. The 2<t per Meal 
fund will be used to address the problems of 
hunger and poverty here and abroad; 65% will 
go internationally, 25% will be distributed 
regionally, and 10% will be used to defray pro- 
gram expenses. 

Asheville Presbytery voted at its last meeting 
for each congregation to consider the 2<t per 
Meal Mission Program for its support. After ap- 
proval Hunger Action Person(s) (HAP(s)) will 
work with others to explain and develop support 
for "2C per Meal" to all the congregation. The 
Presbytery Hunger Task Force asks that each of 
you consider serving as a HAP. Information, 
materials and training (March 30-31) are 
available. You can talk to Andy Schramm 
(258-0903 (o)) or Ginnie Stevens (253-0159 (h)). 
Also, you can ask your pastor for his copy of "2<t 
per Meal." 

"2<t per Meal" offers every congregation, every 
person in the Presbytery the opportunity to 
daily be aware of, pray for, and give to those 
who need our help. And it is for the whole 
Presbytery a chance to witness in a new and visi- 
ble way in WNC to the love of God through 
Jesus Christ. It's a beginning, something we can 
do. So let's do it! 



1983 Financial Report 

Mr. Enoch S. Blakely, St., Presbytery 
Accountant, exhibited great accounting 
skills in closing the financial books for 
Asheville Presbytery. This was the first year 
for Enoch in bringing the financial ledgers 
into final form. 

These figures speak for themselves, and 
in summary, the Presbytery of Asheville 
gave $11,639.55 or 3.9% more than the 
1983 Benevolence Budget of $300,000. 
The people of Asheville Presbytery should 
indeed congratulate each other and 
themselves in living such a tremendous 
spirit of giving! 

The missionary support program at- 
tracted many designated benevolence 
dollars toward General Assembly which 
received 141.3% of its 1983 Benevolence 
Budget. The Church Related Vocations 
Committee also received 100.9% of its 
Benevolence Budget. The Synod of North 
Carolina, Presbyterian Home for Children, 
Montreat -Anderson College, and the Mis- 
sion Committee, Christian Education 
Committee and Presbytery Council of 
Asheville Presbytery received 98.1% of 
their 1983 Benevolence Budget. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Charles S. Moore 
Executive Presbyter 



Report of Budgeted Benevolences 





1983 Actual 




1983 Budget 








Total 


Total 


Realization 


Designated 


Undesignated 


Budgeted 


Budgeted 


of Budget 


Presbytery Causes: Benevolences 


Benevolences 


Benevolences 


Benevolences 


% 


General Assembly $ 56,505.44 


* 


$ 56,505.44 


$ 40,000 


141.3% 


Synod of North 










Carolina 11,485.74 


19,902.70 


31,388.44 


32,000 


98.1% 


Sub-Total $ 67,991.18 


$ 19,902.70 


$ 87,893.88 


$ 72,000 


122.1% 


Presbyterian Home $ 76,459.22 


$ 2,011.88 


$ 78,471.10 


$ 80,000 


98.1% 


Montreat- 










Anderson College 16,325.26 


13,101.40 


29,426.66 


30.000 


98.1% 


Sub-Total $ 92,784.48 


$ 15,113.28 


$107,897.76 


$110,000 


98.1% 


Presbytery Committees: 










Mission 










Committee $ 22,554.15 


$ 20,972.79 


$ 43,526.94 


$ 44,375 


98.1% 


Christian Ed. 










Committee 4,940.43 


2.465.27 


7,405.70 


7,550 


98.1% 


Ch. Rel Voc. 










Committe 3,658.77 




3,658.77 


3,625 


100.9% 


Presbytery Council 23,587.52 


37,668.98 


61,256.50 


62,450 


98.1% 


Sub-Total $ 54,740.87 


$ 61,107.04 


$115,847.91 


$118,000 


98.2% 


Total of Budgeted 










Benevolences $215,516.53 


$ 96,123.02 


$311,639.55 


$300,000 


103.9% 


In addition we gave the following 


NJon- Budgeted Benevolences - 






General Assembly: 










Christian Witness 


$12,358.42 






Easter Offering (One Great Hou 


r) 16 


135.18 






Joy Gift 


17,062,18 






Hunger Fund 


2,280.06 






Other (Includes all SOS numbers) 15,201.50 






Total General Assembly 






$ 63,037.34 




Synod of North Carolina 






2,121.48 




Presbyterian Home for Children 






1,954,90 




Montreat-Anderson College 






744.93 




Other 


lences 




3,761.59 




Total of Non-Budgeted Benevc 


$ 71,620.59 




Total of Budgeted and Non- 


Budgeted 








Benevolences 






$383,260.14 





Page Four 



February 1984 



1984 PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 

March 4, 1984 Asheville Presbytery Youth 

Council Try-Outs, Westminster Presbyterian 

Church, 3 p.m. 
March 5, 1984 — Last day to receive articles in 

the Presbytery Office for March issue of OUR 

MOUNTAIN WORK. 
March 6-8, 1984 - National Association of 

Evangelicals, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Colum- 
bus, Ohio. 
March 11, 1984 Asheville Presbytery Youth 

Council Try-Outs, First Presbyterian Church, 

Henderson ville, NC, 3 p.m. 
March 15, 1984 — Mission Committee meets, 

12 Noon, Presbyterian Home, Black Mtn., 

NC 
March 15, 1984 Commission on Ministry 

meets, Library, First Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, 5 p.m. 
March 15, 1984 - CRV Committee meets, 

Library, First Presbyterian Church Asheville, 

7:30 p.m. 
March 18, 1984 — Asheville Presbytery Youth 

Council Try-Outs at Sylva Presbyterian 

Church, 3 p.m. 
March 19, 1984 C.E. Committee meets, 

12 Noon, Black Mountain Presbyterian 

Church, Black Mountain, NC. 
March 22-24, 1984 - Face to Face, Holiday 

Inn-Airport, Roanoke, Virginia 
March 27, 1984 — Asheville Presbytery Council 

meets, First Presbyterian Church, Asheville, 3 

p.m. 
April 4, 1984 — Last day to receive articles for 

OUR MOUNTAIN WORK for the April 

issue . 
April 8-9, 1984 — Evangelism Workshop spon- 
sored by Mission Committee of Asheville 

Presbytery (details in March issue of OMW). 
April 10, 1984 — - Asheville Presbytery meets at 

First Presbyterian Church, Swannanoa, NC 

with registration beginning at 9 a.m.; 

meeting begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. 
April 13-15, 1984 Asheville Presbytery 

Youth Council Spring Rally at Camp Rock- 

mont in Black Mountain, NC. 
May 22-23, 1984 - Synod of N.C. meets, St. 

Andrews College, Laurinburg, NC 
May 28-June 6, 1984 - General Assembly, 

Phoenix, Arizona 
June 22-24, 1984 — Men's Conference, Lees 

McRae College, Banner Elk, NC 
July 10, 1984 — Presbytery of Asheville meets 

(host to be announced). 
October 9, 1984 Presbytery of Asheville 

meets (host to be announced). 
October 11-13, 1984 Face to Face, 

Greensboro, NC 
October 21-24, 1984 Men's Convention, 

Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, Ga. 



fflUtnortal (Sifta 

Arnette, Mr. James — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hender- 
sonvillc, NC. 

Baldwin, Mrs. Murial, Fletcher, NC — Women of 
Kenilworth Presbyterian Church. Asheville, NC. 

Brown, Mr. Frank, Clyde, NC — Mrs. Ann Gunter, Lake 
Wales, FL. 

Chandler, Mr. James Moody Chandler, Marshall, NC — 
Mr. & Mrs. John W. Chandler, Jr., Ms. Blanche Chandler, 
Bowman Funeral Home, Inc., Mr. & Mrs. Walter Ramsey, 
Mr. CD. Bowman, Mr. & Mrs. Overton Gregory, Ms. 
Dorothy B. Shupe, Mrs. Nell R. Thomas, Spurgeon & Por- 
tia Chandler, Mr. & Mrs. John O. Corbett, Mr, & Mrs. 
Charles E. Mashburn, Mr. & Mrs. C.W. Ward, Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert Chandler, Ms. Myrtle M. Reed, Ms. Virginia Mc- 
Clure, Mrs. Selma R. Ramsey, Mr. Guy Rice, Mrs. Guy 
Rice, Mr. & Mrs. J.B Culvern, Mr. & Mrs. Venon Run- 
nion, Mrs. James H. Sprinkle, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Hilliard 
Teague, Mr. Walter W. Gahagan, Mr. & Mrs. J. Leonard 
Baker, Marshall, NC. Ms. Jennie Lee Chandler, Ms. 
Eleanor K. Henderson, Walnut, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Jonas 
Chandler, Mars Hill, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Roger McClure, 
Glen Bumie, MD. Mr. & Mrs. Vester Waldrup, Arden, 
NC. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Waldrup, Rocky Mount, NC. Mr. 
& Mrs. Lush Palmer, Candler, NC. Mr. Wendell McDevitt, 
Weaverville, NC. Mr. Selwyn M. Eure, Mrs. Margaret 
McDevitt-Baker, Mr. A.F. Sprinkle. Asheville, NC. Mrs. 
William J. Ramsay, Morristown, TN. 



Coker, Mrs. Vaughn, Waynesville, NC — Ms. Minnie S. 

Robinson, Waynesville, NC. 
Colberg, Mr. (Father of Mrs. Wayne Seppanen) — Mrs. 

Clayton A. Morris, Rocky River, OH, 
Cox, Mrs. Willoughby, Waynesville, NC. — Women of 

Waynesville Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H. 

Judd, Waynesville, NC. 
Davidson, Miss W. Frank — Mr. & Mrs. Talmadge 

Burnette, The Evening Circle of First Presbyterian Church, 

Mr. & Mrs. J. Lester Connelly, Swannanoa, NC. Mr. & 

Mrs. Walter W. Alexander, Mrs. Grace W. Lewis, 

Asheville, NC. 
Dechman, Mr. T.A., Hayesville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. R.K. 

Rinehart. Hayesville, NC. 
Dill, Mrs. Lila J., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

John L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC. 
Donaldson, Colonel T.Q., Etowah, NC — Ms. Elizabeth 

R. Donaldson, Etowah, NC. 
Ducker, Mr. Lloyd, Jr., Arden, NC — Senator & Mrs. 

Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, NC. 
Duguid, Mr. George, Coram, NY — Mr. & Mrs. John 

Thomas, Brevard. NC. 
Eldrett, Dr. Walter C, Hendersonville, NC — Mr & Mrs. 

John L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC. 
Few, Mrs. Bess H., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John 

L. Brown, Hendersonville. NC. 
Franklin, Mr. William A., Mountain Home, NC — Mr. & 

Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC. 
Goode, Ms. Sarah M., Horse Shoe, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Floyd 

Evans, Ms. Carolyn Kimzey, Horse Shoe, NC. 
Goodwin, Mr. A. Paul — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hen- 
dersonville, NC. 
Grasty, Mr. John Wesley, Waynesville, NC — Judge 

Charles McDarris Family, Waynesville, NC. 
Green, Mrs. Carrie, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

John L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC. 
Green, Mr. Philip T., Sr., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & 

Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC. 
Harmon, Mr. Arthur, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Howard 

Barnes, Pisgah Forest, NC. 
Heatwole, Mr. Alvin Sr., Lebanon, PA — Mr. Philip E. 

Brintnall, Bryson City, NC. 
Hoffman, Dr. E.M., Asheville, NC — Mr & Mrs. J. Paul 

Teal, Jr., Asheville. NC. 
Holden, Mrs. Ruth, Horse Shoe, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Floyd 

Evans, Horse Shoe. NC. 
Holden, Mr. William — Mr. N.C. Marett, Otto, NC. 
Houston, Mr. John B. Jr. — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown. 

Hendersonville, NC. 
Hyatt, Mr. Robert Daniel Jr., Wayne, PA — Women of 

Canton Presbyterian Church, Canton, NC. 
Johnson, Ms. Sal lie L., Hendersonville, NC. — Mr. 

Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. NC. 
Jones, Mr. John, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. George 

Kiick, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, Hendersonville, NC. 
Kennedy, Ms. Virginia, Philadelphia, PA — Women of 

Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 
Kimzey, Mr. John K., Brevard, NC — Julia & Kenn 
Westwood, Ms. Virginia Pittillo, Mr. & Mrs. W.A. Hart, Mr. 
& Mrs. J.T. Blackwell, Mr. & Mrs. L.C. Poor, Brevard, NC. 
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Cross, Huntsville, AL. 
Kutscher, Mr. John, Asheville, NC — Mrs. Olive W. 

Murphy, Dr. & Mrs. John W. Pritchard, Asheville, NC. 
Lancaster, Dr. N. Faris, Conover, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

John L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC. 
Lyle, Mrs. Marie, Asheville, NC — Shumate Taylor Bible 

Class of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Women of 

West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 
Madding, Mr. Scott, Columbus, GA — Mr. & Mrs. James 

McDuffie, Flat Rock, NC. 
Mauney, Mr. Hugh, Asheville, NC — Women of Kenil 

worth Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 
McCall, Ms. Catherine, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. Powers 

English, Jane & Jay McCrary, Dr. & Mrs. John M. Ross, 

Hendersonville, NC. 
McClure, Mr. Bob, Franklin, NC — Mr. Bryant McClure. 

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas I. Miller. George & Evelyn Slagle, Ms. 

Grace Holden, Franklin, NC. Mr. & Mrs. George H. Kline, 

Glenview, IL. 
McGlamery, Ms. Jay Peden, Greensboro, NC — Mr. & 

Mrs. Otis Stepp, Canton, NC. 
Mcjunkin, Mr. Joe, Brevard, NC — Julia & Kenn West- 
wood, Ms. Virginia Pittillo, Brevard, NC. 
McKenna, Mr. Robert N., Brevard, NC — Raymond & 

Marie Nicholson, Brevard, NC. 
Moore, Mrs. Elizabeth, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

John L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC. 
Mulvaney, Mr. Joseph B., Asheville, NC — Dr. D.W. 

Brosnan, III, Asheville, NC. 
Nichols, Mr. L.B. Sr., Andrews, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John 

S. Rodda, Andrews, NC. 
Orr, Mrs. Katherine Frady, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

J. Paul Teal, Asheville, NC. 
Osteen, Mrs. Alonzo, Hendersonville, NC — Senator & 

Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, NC. 
Pack, Mr. Arthur Lamar "Mickey", Tryon, NC — Senator 

& Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, NC. 
Ponder, Mrs. (Mother of Wade Ponder), Greer, SC — Mr. 

& Mrs. Ralph Baumgardner, Sylva, NC. 
Ramsey, Mr. Ralph, Brevard, NC — Mrs. Ada H. Allison. 

Pisgah Forest, NC. 
Reese, Mrs. Lillian C, Union Mills, SC — Mrs. Martin 

Cunningham, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Baumgardner, Sylva, NC. 
Revis, Mrs. Marguerette, Weaverville, NC — Ms. Dorothy 

Bartlett, Weaverville, NC. 
Roper, Mr. U.G., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John 

L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC. 
Selle, Ms. Margarete, Berlin, Germany — Raymond & 

Marie Nicholson, Mr. & Mrs. R.D. Roberts, Brevard, NC. 

Mr & Mrs. Howard Barnes, Pisgah Forest, NC. 
Sica, Mr. Alphonso J. — Ms. Gladys Bailey, Henderson 

ville. NC. 



Sieler, Mrs. Margaret M., Roegelsville, PA — Mike & 

Frances McSorley, Mr. & Mrs. J.D. Parker, Mr. & Mrs. 

William Huffman, Brevard, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Howard 

Barnes, Pisgah Forest, NC. 
Smyth, Mr. William H., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & 

Mrs. Ansley Cope, Dr. & Mrs. Corbin O. Williams, Mrs. 

Anna G. Pearce, Miss Maggie Good, Mrs. Dean H. Keith, 

Dr. & Mrs. John M. Ross, Hendersonville, NC. 
Stearns, Mr. Daniel, Mobile, AL — Mr. & Mrs. George 

Klick, Mr. & Mrs. Ansley Cope, Hendersonville, NC. 
Steen, Mr. Jim — Mr. & Mrs. JO. McCollum, Asheville, 

NC. 
Tarr, Mr. John H., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Sam 

McElroy, Mr. & Mrs. Bob Z. Merrill, Asheville, NC. Mr. & 

Mrs. FA Plummer, Black Mountain, NC. Mr. J. David 

Wagner. Charlotte, NC. 
Taylor, Mr. John E., Jr., Johnsonville, SC — The Brosnan 

Family - Walter, Bill & Thomas, Asheville, NC. 
Thomas, Mr. Charles B., Sylva, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph 

Baumgardner, Sylva, NC. 
Thomas, Mrs. Sarah C, Knoxville, TN — Mr. & Mrs. G. 

Kendall Leemon, Jr., Mr. Robert J. Putnam, Mr. & Mrs. 

Ted Patton, Dr. & Mrs. John W. Pritchard, Mr. & Mrs. 

Leo Manley, Asheville, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Dennis C. 

Mosseller, Jr., Carrollton, TX. Mr. & Mrs. James M. 

Doutin, Jr., Greensboro, NC. 
Thorpe, Mr. David, Ruskin, FL — Mrs. Ben Ormand, 

Brevard, NC. 
IN HONOR OF FRIENDS: 
Jerome, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hart, Brevard, NC — Ladson 

& Jeanny Hart, Brevard, NC. 
Keesler, Mr. and Mrs. Larry, Mt. Airy, NC — Ladson & 

Jeanny Hart, Brevard, NC. 

New Kid On The Block 

The Reverend and Mrs. Andrew Schramm 
welcomed a new daughter, Elizabeth Abigail, 
born January 2, 1984. The Reverend Schramm 
is pastor of the West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church — Our congratulations to the 
Schramm's on their new arrival. 

Presbyterian Home 
March Birthdays 



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the Home! 

Memorial Gift for The 

Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 



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Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
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information u given m blanks above) Telephone: (704) 
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Our Mountain Work 

PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 



Vol. LXXXV No. 26 



Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 



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James Windsor 
Taylor, Jr. Called 
To First Church 
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James Windsor Taylor (Skip) was ordained and installed as minister 
at Swannanoa Presbyterian Church at special services Sunday evening, 
February 12. In only the second ordination service in the history of the 
190 year old church, the congregation of over 300 people heard Dr. 
Calvin Thielman of Montreat deliver the message, Dr. John Newton 
charge the minister, and Mr. E. Andrews charge the congregation. 

Mr. Tom Stierwalt and Miss Estelle Brouseau, violinist, provided 
special music with "When I Survey the Cross". Guests came from 
several area churches as well as from Florida, Kentucky, and New 
Jersey. 

Mr. Taylor, a 1983 graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary in 
Wilmore, Kentucky, served in the U.S. Marine Corp for 12 years, 
resigning with the rank of captain, in order to pursue the ministry. He 
led a company of men in the Vietnam War. During his studies at 
Asbury, he served as president of the middler class, and president of 
the student body. 

Mr. Taylor, and his wife, Lettajean, live in Montreat with their two 
children, Katherine and Jimmy. 

A reception given by the Women of the Church in the fellowship 
hall followed the service. 



Kenilworth Church 
Has New Pastor 






A Commission of Asheville Presbytery installed John David Stewart 
as Pastor of the Kenilworth Church on Sunday, March 4, at the 11:00 
o'clock worship service. Charles Moore, Executive Presbyter of the 
Presbytery led the service of worship and preached an inspiring ser- 
mon, "Spiritual Sit-ins", from Ezekiel 3:4-15. 

Mr. Lynn Reighard, a ruling elder of the congregation, presented 
Mr. Stewart for installation and charged the congregation. Mr. Moore 
asked the constitutional questions of the new minister; and Mr. Jim 
McDaris, a ruling elder of Kenilworth, asked the required questions of 
the congregation and offered the installation prayer. Miss Susan 
McKenzie gave a thought provoking charge to the pastor. 

Special music, "Sing Alleluia to the Lord", was presented by Carole 
Woodward and Deborah Sizemore. 

Following the service refreshments were served in the church parlor 
to the congregation and their guests. 

The Women of the Church of Kenilworth hosted a reception 
welcoming their new pastor, John David Stewart, his wife, Freida, and 
their family Saturday afternoon, March 10, in the Fellowship Hall of 
the church. 

The congregation and friends provided a warm, cordial and 
gracious welcome to the newcomers. 



Dong Kyo Lee Is Evangelist For 
Korean Congregation 

The Reverend Dong K. Lee was received from 
Kyungky Presbytery in Korea into the Presbytery of 
Asheville at its January 24, 1984, meeting to 
become Evangelist in charge of the Korean Con- 
gregation. This congregation presently meets in the 
Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church in 
Asheville. Dong came to the United States in 1981 
to enter Columbia Theological Seminary in 
Decatur, Georgia as a TH.M. student. Prior to 
Dong's arrival in the United States, he received his M. Divinity from 
Presbyterian General Assembly Theological Seminary in Seoul, Korea. 

Dong's wife, Sang Soon, and two young daughters, Esther and Han- 
nah, remain in Korea, at the present time. It is hopeful that the family 
will soon join Dong here in Asheville. We welcome Dong into the work 
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Evangelism Conference 

Evangelism is a word that has been much used, abused, but seldom 
appreciated. It denotes a commitment to share "Good News." Our 
Presbytery has an opportunity to become involved in spreading "Good 
News." 

Sunday evening, April 8 - Monday, April 9, we will gather in Mon- 
treat for an Evangelism Conference. Three seminary professors, Neill 
Hamilton, Charles Cousar, and Shirley Guthrie, will lead our thinking 
as we move from the question of understanding "Evangelism" in its 
Biblical and reformed roots to a consideration of how we as pastors 
and lay persons can more effectively involve ourselves in this basic task 
of the church. Our Presbytery is "celebrating a new day" with new 
challenges and opportunities for witness in Western North Carolina. It 
is fitting for us to prepare ourselves for this task that we may be faithful 
servants as we respond to the commission of sharing the Good News. 

It is hoped that Pastor and Elder representatives will be able to share 
the full time and experience together. As we share together in study 
and prayer, it is hoped that the Spirit will bind us in love that we might 
more effectively support one another in doing the will of God. May we 
all be in prayer that from this experience will come exciting Good 
News to be shared. The schedule of events is as follows: 



SUNDAY, APRIL 8 



4:30 

5:30-6:30 

7:00 



8:30 



9:30 



Registration in Assembly Inn Lobby 

Supper 

Opening Session: Convocation Hall Address: 

"Evangelism in Historic Perspective" 

Dr. Neill Q, Hamilton 
Sharing Group: "Evangelism According to Me" 

Sharing our personal experience with the 

Good News 
Fellowship & Refreshments 

Continued on page 2 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



March 1984 



Cont'd, from page I 



MONDAY, APRIL 9 

7:30-8:30 Breakfast: Convocation Hall 

9:00 Address: "New Testament Evangelism" 

Dr. Charles Cousar 

10:00 Sharing Group: "The Word Speaks for 

Today" 
Biblical evangelism 

11:15 Address: "A Reformed Theology of 

Evangelism" 
Dr. Shirley Guthrie 

12:30-1:30 Lunch: Lakeside Room 

(Table Fellowship with Leaders) 

2:00** Sharing Group: "Reformed 

Evangelism: Psalm Singing" 
The Good News Moves us to action 
** Immediately following the afternoon shar- 
ing group Mrs. Herbert (Meg) Boozer, ac- 
credited trainer for the Synod of North 
Carolina for visitation skills, will provide a 
brief presentation of that program so the 
Presbytery can plan with her an appropri 
ate event for the Presbytery as a follow-up 
of this conference. 
Supper: Lakeside Room 
Address: "Evangelism - Maturing in the 
Christian Life" 
Dr. Neill Q. Hamilton 
Sharing Group: "The Invitation to 
Others to Join the Christian 
Pilgrimage" 

9:00 Closing Worship: Lakeside Room 

Conference Registration $15 
(To be borne by individual) 

be followed by a sharing group 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



5:30-6:30 
7:00 



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Each lecture 
session. 



The Asheville 

Presbytery Youth 

Council 

by Rebecca Burke, Historian 

The Asheville Presbytery Youth Council 
would like to invite the Senior High Youth of 
your church to join us on the weekend of April 
13, 14, & 15, 1984 at Camp Rockmont in Black 
Mountain, N.C. for our Spring Rally!!! Our 
theme will be "Faith For Today, Can It Be 
Real?" It will be presented by Doctor John Akers 
of Montreat, N.C. He works with Billy Graham, 
also of Montreat. 

There are many planned activities through- 
out the weekend!!! Friday night we will be hav- 
ing a lady from the First Presbyterian Church in 
Hendersonville to sing for us!! Saturday after- 
noon has an exciting schedule of basketball, 
Softball, volleyball, football, canoeing, swimm- 
ing, tennis, ping-pong, and more!!! Saturday 
night we will be having a square dance with a 
live band!!! Sunday Mr. Dan McLean of 
Decatur, Ga. will be speaking and he will also 
be entertaining us with his musical talents 
throughout the weekend! We also will be an- 
nouncing the "New" 1984-85 Youth Council!!! 

This entire weekend only costs $35.0011 It in- 
cludes six meals, 2 nights lodging, and loads of 
fun!!!!. To register call or write to: 

Susan Johnson (704) 877-3375 

Rt. 1, Box 311 

Pisgah Forest, N.C. 28768 

Registration will begin at Rockmont on Friday, 
April 13, 1984 at 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. 
Bring a friend!! We hope to see you there!!!! 



Black Mountain 
Presbyterian Church 

Black Mountain, NC 

For pre-Easter study and discussion, the 
church will be showing the film series, "HOW 
THEN SHOULD WE LIVE?", beginning Sun- 
day, March 1 1th at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall. 
This is a 5 -week series, concluding Sunday even- 
ing, April 8th. 

The outstanding series was written by and 
features Dr. Francis Shaeffer. After 40 years of 
intensive study and world-wide ministry, this 
filmed series, the crowning work of Dr. 
Shaeffer's scholarship, presents profound truths 
in simple film language. The film was 2V6 years 
in the making and was filmed on more then 100 
locations in 12 countries. 

Christianity Today calls this film series "the 
finest documentary presentation of Christian 
truth ever produced in motion pictures." 
Everyone is invited. 

Canton Presbyterian 
Church 

Canton, NC 

Our minister, Dr. David Nash, was privileged 
to have a three week study-tour of the Holy 
Land in January. The congregation is looking 
forward to seeing the slides of the places he 
visited. Our Church World Service group 
packed 280 lbs. of clothing and took it to 
Asheville for shipment. The four W.O.C. 
circles shared the cost of the shipment. The Mis- 
sion Season fellowship dinner is scheduled for 
March 22, when Dr. and Mrs. Joe Hopper will 
be with us. The W.O.C. has over-supplied their 
quota for White Cross supplies, rolling more 
than 1,050 bandages. Canton Church has one 
of the unusual "birthday persons"! With her 
birthday coming on February 29, Dorothy 
Avery was "21" years old as she could celebrate 
her birthday only every four years. 

West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, NC 

"A Pastoral Confession. . .or. . "WHERE ARE 

MY ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING 

MATERIALS?" 

Andrew Schramm, Chairperson, Hunger Task 

Group. Presbytery of Asheville 

"Where are our One Great Hour of Sharing 
materials?" That's what I was asking Margaret 
Patton (our highly competent church secretary) 
when I received a letter from Colleen Shannon- 
Thornberry, Director of the Office of World 
Service and World Hunger, Presbyterian 
Church (USA), explaining that I had received 
them last fall! She admitted that there seemed 
to be "a significant communications 'snafu'." 
Seems that the One Great Hour of Sharing 
materials from the PCUSA were developed in 
the New York office which mailed quantity 
copies of all the resources to each congregation 
late last year. Or that is to say, there is no 
special One Great Hour of Sharing "packet" 
this year. Or in other words, WE ALREADY 
GOT THE STUFF! 

If you cannot find your materials, then call 
475 Riverside Drive for your One Great Hour of 
Sharing materials. Then "MULTIPLY A 
MIRACLE!" 



Montreat 
Presbyterian Church 

Montreat, NC 
A Diverse Congregation - 

Within the membership of the Montreat 
Presbyterian Church there are many na- 
tionalities and races represented. These in- 
clude: 

Black - five (American and African) 

Chinese - six 

Indian - one 

Haitian - two 

Taiwanese - one 
The church is proud of everyone of these that is 
in its midst. 

Within the service of the church a wide span 
of ages is represented. Four years to ninety-four 
years of age help with singing in church to play- 
ing for church programs. An almost equal 
number of women and men teach in Sunday 
School which is 22 men and 21 women. In other 
Christian Education programs of this church, 
ten men are leaders and twelve women. For the 
total congregational leadership over the whole 
membership, there are eighteen men and 19 
women currently serving for the year. For the 
Prayer Meeting on Wednesday night, a lady co- 
teaches with the minister (who is a man) and the 
same thing occurs on Sunday night at Ap- 
palachian Hall where the minister has worship 
services each week. He has half the services and 
a lady, whom he asks, has the other half. 

Besides the above type of outreach, under the 
care of the minister. Dr. Calvin Thielman, there 
is another outreach to the Juvenile Evaluation 
Center. Here a retired minister and his wife 
teach Sunday School to the youth every Sunday 
morning. On Wednesday evening, two ladies 
have Bible Study for them. 

Outreach and serving in our church is a joy 
and a challenge. 



New Hope 
Presbyterian Church 

Arden, NC 

Once every two weeks the children at New 
Hope Presbyterian Church receive a card which 
directs them to "follow the footprints." "Foot- 
prints" is the weekday Christian education pro- 
gram for the children in this newest congrega- 
tion in Asheville Presbytery. 

The ideas of following the footprints for a 
Christian education program grew out of 
necessity; the church has no permanent 
building as yet, so the children meet in different 
homes. The program includes Bible stories, arts 
and crafts, visits to a nursing home and a good 
time together! As in many small congregations, 
the Christian education program encompasses a 
wide age span, so that four year olds through 
twelve year olds participate. 

Youth confirmation class is meeting each 
week so that several young people can prepare 
themselves to make a profession of faith in Jesus 
Christ. As a part of the class, the young people 
went on a field trip to see "first-hand" some of 
the work of the church at the Historical Foun- 
dation, Montreat, Presbyterian Home for 
Children, and the Asheville City Jail. 

The New Hope congregation is presently 
meeting for worship each Sunday morning at 1 1 
o'clock in the Valley Springs Community 
Center, Overlook Road, Arden. For further in- 
formation about the congregation, contact the 
Pastor, Ellen Dozier, 684-5461. 



March 1984 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 




Women Of 
The Church 

by Thelma Baker 



Beautiful, white snow is all around as this is 
being written, but, calendar-wise, Spring is just 
around the corner, and it is time for making 
final plans for the Annual Meeting of the 
Women of the Church of Asheville Presbytery. 
This event will be on Saturday, April 14, at First 
Presbyterian Church, Highlands, and by the 
time this date rolls around we should be well in- 
to the beautiful days of Spring. So let's have a 
large delegation from District I and II join with 
District III and IV for a wonderful time of 
Fellowship and Spiritual Enrichment. The drive 
to Highlands is considerably farther than what 
we in this section of the Presbytery are used to 
taking for our Annual Meeting; but at this 
season of the year, it should be both beautiful 
and enjoyable. Since the distance is nearer for 
our District III and IV Members, we are 
trusting that a capacity crowd will attend from 
Murphy, Franklin, Hayesville, Andrews, Bryson 
City, Cullowhee, Sylva and Morrison in District 
IV, and Brevard-Davidson River, Etowah, 
Henderson ville First, Mills River and Trinity in 
District III. There are usually complaints from 
some of the above mentioned that the meeting is 
too far away; this time it will be much closer and 
we expect a record attendance. District I and II, 
composed of Churches in the eastern section of 
the Presbytery, namely, Asheville First, Black 
Mountain, Kenilworth, Montreat, Riceville, 
Swannanoa First, Westminster, Bethel (H), 
Canton, Grace Covenant, Oak Forest, New 
Hope, Waynesville and West Asheville will have 
the distance to travel and the opportunity of en- 
joying more of Spring's beauty. We are also in- 
viting our sisters from the former Northern 
Church. The Highland Ladies are asking that 
everyone BRING A SANDWICH as is the usual 
custom; drinks and dessert will be furnished. 

A reminder to all local Presidents, please find 
out how many study books your group will need 
for 1984-85 and bring the number with you to 
the Annual Meeting. We should know by that 
date, in order that we may place our order for 
delivery during the North Carolina Women's 
Conference. 

Trusting to see a large number of your smil- 
ing faces when we gather together for a wonder- 
ful day in Highlands, N.C. on Saturday, April 
14th. 

Reflections 
on Nicaragua 

(Written from Guatemala, March 3) 
by Ginnie Stevens 

Jim Hornsby, pastor of Cullowhee 
Presbyterian Church and a member of the 
Presbytery Peacemaking Committee, and I have 
had the responsibility and the privilege of 
spending a very intense ten days in Nicaragua 
and Guatemala. It is 5:30 a.m. on the day Jim is 
leaving and images of those days are flashing 
through my head as I try to decide what to share 
in this brief space. Perhaps for now, it is best 
just to record a couple of the images and ask 
that you will give us the opportunity to give a 
more detailed description later. 

An old woman sitting in a health clinic was 



1984 Membership Of The Executive 
Committees For Asheville Presbytery 



Mission Committee 

Ministers 

The Reverend Lawrence Kline 

880 Sand Hill Road 

Asheville. NC 28805 

The Reverend Gordon Gartrell 

P.O. Box 646 

Hayesville. NC 28904 

The Reverend Kenneth Hicks. Chrm. 

P.O. Box 549 

Bryson City. NC 28713 

The Reverend Albert Kissling 

900 Blythe Street 

Hendersonville. NC 28739 

The Reverend Richard Selor 

P.O. Box 66 

Black Mountain. NC 28711 

The Reverend Allen Gardner, V. Chr 

40 Church Street 

Asheville, NC 28801 

The Reverend Dong K. Lee 

P.O. Box 9005 

Asheville, NC 28815 

Laypersons 

Mr, William Davis 

268 Royal Pines Drive 

Arden, NC 28704 

Mrs. Tom Hunter 

1103 ScheppegTill Dr. 

Hendersonville. NC 28739 



Mrs. J, A. Brinkley 

130 Onteora Blvd. 

Asheville. NC 28803 

Mrs. Warren Loftis 

P.0 Box 236 

Montreat. NC 28757 

Miss Linda Butson 

19-A Edgewood Knoll Apts, 

Asheville, NC 28804 

Mr. George J. Moore 

Rt. 2, Box 44 H 

Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 

Mr. George B. Robertson 

P.O. Box 932 

Canton, NC 28716 



Christian Education 
Committee 



The Reverend Robert Henderson 

Seventh Avenue & Grove St. 

Hendersonville, NC 28739 

The Reverend John Stone 

P.O. Box 146 

Etowah, NC 28729 

The Reverend Robert Tweed, V. Chrm, 

15 Overbrook Place 

Asheville, NC 28805 

The Reverend James Hornsby 

P.O. Box 1517 

Cullowhee, NC 28723 

The Reverend Alatn Wildsmith 

P.O. Box 667 

Murphy. NC 28906 

The Reverend Kurt Gebhard 

P.O. Box 1075 

Brevard. NC 28712 

The Reverend John Pope 

462 N. Main Street 

Waynesville, NC 28786 

The Reverend David Nash, Chrm. 

P.O. Box 784 

Canton, NC 28716 



Lay People 

Mr. Arthur Brubaker 

208 Kelly Lane 

Hendersonville, NC 28739 

Mr. Charles Sloan 

108 Tuscola Lane 

Waynesville, NC 28786 

Mrs. Lynn Thomas 

104-A North Ridge Drive 

Asheville. NC 28804 

Mrs. Evelyn W. McMullen 

900 Blythe Street 

Hendersonville. NC 28739 

Mrs. Herbert Boozer 

Rt. 4, Box 553-A 

Franklin, NC 28734 

Mr. Roy S. Williams 

Rt. 3. Box 43 

Hayesville, NC 28904 

Mrs Donald Stiens 

P.O. Box 931 

Highlands, NC 28741 

Mr. V. Brown Wright. MOC 

121 Red Oak Road 

Asheville, NC 28804 

Ms. Holly Hillsman 

P.O. Box 215 

Montreat. NC 28757 

Church Related 
Vocations Committee 

Ministers 

The Reverend Paul Smith 

Seventh Avenue & Grove St. 

Hendersonville, NC 28739 

The Reverend Ellen Dozier 

145 Walnut Street 

Arden, NC 28704 

The Reverend Lindy Cannon 

P.O. Box 566 

Montreat. NC 28757 

The Reverend William Serjak, Chrm. 

6 North Central St. 

Sylva, NC 28779 

The Reverend Robert Ernest 

P.O. Box 151 

Montreat. NC 28757 

The Reverend D.E. Renegar 

Rt. 1. Box 105 

Horse Shoe, NC 28742 

The Reverend David Parks 

P.O. Box 96 

Montreat, NC 28757 

Lay People 

Mr. John Hickman 

31 Bent Tree Road 

Asheville, NC 28804 

Mr. Harry L. Rogers 

909 Halstead Blvd. 

Hendersonville. NC 28739 

Mr. Kurt Muerdter 

Rt. 2, Box 79 

Horse Shoe, NC 28742 

Mr. Louis Huber 

145 Whisperwood Lane 

Hendersonville, NC 28739 

Mr. John Schultheis, V. Chrm. 

463 Lytle Cove Road 

Swannanoa. NC 28778 



Mr. Rayburn Dean 
33 Briarwood Road 
Asheville. NC 28804 
Mrs, Marion Beegle 
P.O. Box 518 
Cullowhee, NC 28723 
Mrs. Harold Minnick 
126 Oakland Drive 
Black Mountain, NC 28711 



Presbytery Council 

Ministers 

The Reverend Tyler Martin 

45 Church Street 

Franklin, NC 28734 

The Reverend Jerrold Brooks 

The Historical Foundation 

P.O. Box 847 

Montreat. NC 28757 

The Reverend Samuel Hope 

P.O. Box 278 

Montreat, NC 28757 

The Reverend Andrew Schramm 

690 Haywood Road 

Asheville, NC 28806 

The Reverend Michael Wingard 

P.O. Box 548 

Highlands, NC 28741 

The Reverend John Newton 

P.O. Box 145 

Montreat, NC 28757 

The Reverend James Skelton 

P.O. Box 757 

Swannanoa, NC 28778 

Moderator-The Rev. Bill Serjak 

Immediate Past Moderator-Ray Dean 

Chrm. Committee on Ministry 

Three Executive Committee Chrm, 

Laypersons 

Mr. Jesse Mitchell 

187 Beverly Road 

Asheville, NC 28805 

Mr. David W. Thome 

211 Maple Street 

Brevard, NC 28712 

Dr. Harry R. White 

16 Jones Street 

Sylva, NC 28779 

Mr. P.K. Ferree 

P.O. Box 308 

Cherokee. NC 28719 

Mr, Williard Sessler. Chrm. 

15 Robinhood Road 

Asheville, NC 28804 

Mr. Jack Scroggs 

118 Johnson Street 

Canton, NC 28716 

Mr. Frank Quinlan, V. Chrm. 

219 White Pine Drive 

Asheville. NC 28805 

Advisors-Ex Officio 

Executive Presbyter-Charles S. Moore 

Stated Clerk-D. Edward Renegar 

The Executive 

Nominating 

Committee 

The Reverend Robert McGirt 

40 Church Street 

Asheville, NC 28801 

Mr. Clyde Stubbs 

P.O. Box 445 

Montreat, NC 28757 

The Reverend Stuart Wilson 

P.O. Box 8216 

Asheville, NC 28814 

Mrs. Robert S. Turk 

2 Beaverbrook Road 

Asheville, NC 28804 

Mr. Charles Fletcher 

P.O. Box 304 

Whittier. NC 28789 

The Rev. John M. Kelly 

812 Reems Creek Road 

Weaverville, NC 28787 



asked by us why she was there. Waiting with her 
grandson for this exam before going to the 
border, she informed us. Yes, she is sorry to see 
him go, he is the fourth of her thirty grand- 
children up there. But she will go herself if she 
must to save her country! What message should 
we take back? "Please tell your government to 
stop. You're killing our youth!" 

In another scene I am sitting in a small Bap- 
tist Church singing "How Great Thou Art" in 
English while the congregation sings in Spanish. 
Then the pastor speaks of the man blind from 
birth whom Jesus says was that way, not because 
of a sin of his or his parents, but in order that 
God might show his work. The pastor goes on to 
say that God works his miracles with the poor to 
demonstrate His love and power as He is doing 
in Nicaragua. The next day the congregation is 
going to help pick coffee. 



I remember lying on the cot of a family in Oc- 
tatal, just three miles from the border, reflect- 
ing on the joy of the nuns and townspeople who 
live every day in the very shadow of death and 
my own struggle to give over to God the protec- 
tion of my own life in ways I'd never done 
before. Verses I knew well took on entirely new 
meanings. Not only those related to God's care, 
but also ones of His judgement of oppression, of 
Christ's words of release to captives and Good 
News to the poor, of our call to lay down our 
lives for our brothers and sisters. Oh God! How 
we have blocked your word from our hearts! We 
have read it so many times we have tamed it to 
suit our own wishes. Here people who looked at 
it with new eyes are exuberant. It is a dangerous 
time for the church in Nicaragua. I suppose it is 
always dangerous to live on the growing edge. 
But isn't that where WE should be, too? 



Page Four 



March 1984 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1984 

April 4, 1984 Last day to receive articles for 

OUR MOUNTAIN WORK for the April 

issue . 
April 8-9, 1984 — Evangelism Workshop, Mon- 

treat, NC, sponsored by Asheville Presbytery 

& Montreat Conference Center; Registration 

4:30, Sunday, April 8; Registration Fee $15. 
April 10, 1984 Asheville Presbytery meets at 

First Presbyterian Church, Swannanoa, NC 

with registration beginning at 9 a.m.; 

meeting begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. 
April 13-15, 1984 Asheville Presbytery 

Youth Council Spring Rally at Camp Rock- 

mont in Black Mountain, NC. 
April 14, 1984 -WOC Annual Meeting, 

First Presbyterian Church, Highlands, NC; 

Registration 9:30; Meeting begins promptly 

at 10:00 a.m. 
May 4, 1984 — Last day to receive articles for 

OUR MOUNTAIN WORK for May issue. 
May 22-23, 1984 - Synod of N.C. meets, St. 

Andrews College, Laurinburg, NC 
May 28-June 6, 1984 -- General Assembly, 

Phoenix, Arizona 
June 5, 1984 — Last day to receive articles for 

June issue of OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
June 22-24, 1984 — Men's Conference, Lees 

McRae College, Banner Elk, NC 
July 10, 1984 — Presbytery of Asheville meets 

(host to be announced). 
October 9, 1984 Presbytery of Asheville 

meets (host to be announced). 
October 11-13, 1984 Face to Face, 

Greensboro, NC 
October 21-24, 1984 Men's Convention, 

Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, Ga. 
October 22-24, 1984 -Wee Kirk Conference, 

Montreat, NC 



memorial (Sifte 



Aldridge, Mr. C.E., Rochester, N.Y.— Mr. & Mrs. Ted 

Sorrells, Asheville, NC. 
Alexander, Mr. Jack, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. H.T. 

Moreland, Mrs. Pearl E. Osborne, Mr. Harold C. Enloe, 

Asheville, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Russell, Mr. & Mrs. 

James F. Aycock, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Gustafson, Mr. Alvin 

J. Patterson, Mr & Mrs. JO. Davidson, Mr. Peter Eberle, 

Mr. & Mrs. J.S. Carpenter. Mr. & Mrs. M.M. Feaster, Jr., 

Mr. & Mrs. D.F. Stoneback, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Flynn, Dr. 

& Mrs. Walter S. Clayton, Mr. & Mrs. R. Bruce Brown. 

Dr. & Mrs. Ben Ormand, Dr. Charles Newland, Mr. Don 

M. Jenkins, Mr. & Mrs. John H. Truesdail, Brevard, NC. 

Mr. Jack G. Scroggs, Canton, NC. Mrs. Ada H. Allison, 

Mr. & Mrs. Wolfgang Selle, Pisgah Forest, NC. Mrs. 

Thelam B. Willingham, Hendersonville, NC. Mr. & Mrs. 

Clyde F. Garren, Greenwood, SC. Mr. & Mrs. William P. 

Nicholson, Mountain Rest, SC. Mrs. Dorothy M. McClat- 

chey. Atlanta, GA. Ms. Paula Camenzind, Hampton Bays. 

NY. Mr. & Mrs. James L. Alexander, North Fort Myers, 

FL. Mr. & Mrs. Henry H. Wong, Kaneohe, Hawaii. 
Allen, Mrs. Clara — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Prevost, Waynes- 

ville, NC. 
Allison, Mrs. Mary Orr, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. J.F. 

Aycock, Brevard, NC. 
Arledge, Mr. J. Isaac, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

John L. Brown. Hendersonville, NC. 
Atkins, R. Mae, Marion, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 

Hendersonville, NC. 
Ayers, Mrs. Laura H., Greenville, TN — Shumate Taylor 

Bible Class of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 

Asheville, NC. 
Bennett, Mrs. Ola T., Bryson City, NC— Ms. Sarah E. 

Martin, Bryson City, NC. 
Bennett, Mrs. Tela, Bryson City, NC — Mrs. Esther M. 

Ferguson, Bryson City, NC. 
Beshere, Mr. Thomas M., Jr., Charleston, SC — Mr. & Mrs. 

John L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC. 
Blanton, Mrs. Agnes, Hazelwood, NC — Mrs. Kenneth Ruff, 

Mrs. Janice Schulhofer, Mrs. Velma P. Ruff, Mrs. Judy R. 

Ballinger, Hazelwood, NC. 
Bradley, Mrs. Thomas E., Weaverville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

F.R. Donoho, Tallahassee, FL. 
Breen, Mr. Lester, Whittier, NC — Women of the Sylva 

Presbyterian Church, Sylva. NC. 
Brown, Col. Robert C, Maxton, NC— Mr. & Mrs. R.D. 

Eskridge, Asheville, NC. 
Cameron, Mr. Robert Bruce, High Point, NC — Mr. & Mrs 

John L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC. 
The Father of Mary Carr, Salter Path, NC— Mr. & Mrs. 

Gary J. Roberts & Kids, Alexander, NC. 
Chandler, Mr. James Moody, Marshall, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

O.T. Wynne, Asheville, NC. Mr. & Mrs. B.H. Mayhew, 

Mr. & Mrs. James Story, Marshall, NC. Mrs. Marjorie 

Chandler, Mr. & Mrs. Hollis Chandler, Port Huron, MI. 



Claxton, Ms. Maude D., Sylva, NC — Mrs. Esther M. Fergu- 
son, Bryson City, NC. 

Crisp, Mr. V.B., Hendersonville, NC— Mr. & Mrs. William 
J. Cowan, Webster, NC. 

Dillon, Ms. Margaret R. — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 
Hendersonville. NC. 

Fanning, Mr. Emory M., West Palm Beach, FL — Mrs. 
C.B. Martin, Asheville, NC. 

Ford, Mr. Graham, Greenville, SC — The Family of Annie 
Nix, Asheville, NC. 

Hammond, Quartez — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hender- 
sonville, NC. 

Jones, Mr. Johnny J., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ray A. Slider. Hendersonville, NC. 

Kimzey, Mr. John K., Brevard, NC— Mr. & Mrs. William 
J. Cowan, Webster, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Earle J. Brown, 
Dallas, TX. Mrs. Sue W. Davenport & Family, Horse Shoe. 
NC. 

Lamb, Mrs. Louise, Asheville, NC — Women of Kenilworth 
Presbyterian Church. Asheville, NC. 

Leach, Mr. F. Boone, Thomasville, GA — Ms. Eunice C. 
Siler, Franklin, NC. 

Lee, Mr. Thomas — Mrs. Gladys Bailey, Hendersonville, NC. 

Lewis, Mrs. Lillie, Tallahassee, FL — Mr. & Mrs. Richard 
W. Gardner, Hendersonville, NC. 

Lyle, Mrs. Marie, Asheville, NC — Circle #1, West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 

Mayer, Mrs. Claire, Eatonton, GA — Mrs. R.F. Goodspeed, 
Hendersonville, NC. 

McCall, Mrs. Catherine Sims, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & 
Mrs. Ray A. Slider, Hendersonville, NC. 

McClure, Mr. Robert Gray, Franklin, NC— Mrs. J.B. 
Haslan, Highlands, NC. Ms. Eunice Siler, Franklin, NC. 

McCormick, Mr. Pat, Auburn, Ala. — Mr. & Mrs. John S. 
Mountney. Asheville, NC. 

McDaris, Mrs. Bonnie, Lenoir, NC — Shumate Taylor Bible 
Class of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Circle #4 of 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Women of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 

Moore, Mrs. John Travers, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & 
Mrs. Wayne Garren. Hendersonville, NC. 

Morrison, Mr. James G., Ft. Myers, FL — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC. 

Osborne, Mr. William W., Tuxedo, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Paul A. Berry, Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, Mrs. LB. 
McDonald. Mens Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church, 
Mrs. C.F. Stonecipher, Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Mr. & 
Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Mr. & 
Mrs. Richard W. Gardner, Women's Bible Class of First 
Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Anna G. Pearce, Ms. Maggie 
Good, Hendersonville, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Fred Beddingfield. 
Di. Joseph Bell, Lindsay, Durham, & Heedson, Tuxedo, 
NC. Mr. & Mrs. Fred Beddingfield, Jr.. Zirconia. NC. Mr 
& Mrs. Albert Kimzey, Arden, NC. Miss Carolyn Kimzey 
Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Evans, Horse Shoe, NC. Mr. & Mrs 
Douglas Brown. Brevard, NC. 

Ratchford, Ms. Ethel — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hen 
dersonville, NC. 

Ratchford, Ms. Mary— Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hen 
dersonville, NC. 

Ray, Mr. Carl, Louisville, KY — Mr. Buck Lyda, Annan 
dale, VA. 

Roten, Mr. Lawrence, Waynesville, NC — Judge Charles 
McDaris. Waynesville, NC. 

Scheffter, Brian, Aiken, SC — Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. Hecken- 
dorn, II, Aiken, SC. 

Seyler, Mrs. Margaret M., Foegelsville, PA — Mr. & Mrs. 
Alan R. Winterhalter. Brevard, NC. 

Smyth, Mr. William H., Flat Rock, NC— Mrs. Joe F. 
Maloney, Mr. & Mrs. Ray A. Slider & Valerie. Mr. & Mrs. 
Frank L. Todd, Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Gardner. Hender- 
sonville, NC. Mrs. J.O. Bell. Jr., Tuxedo, NC. 

The Mother of Mrs. Curtis Stalder, Bradford, PA — Mr. & 
Mrs. Tate H. Barlow, Canton, NC. 

Stepp, Major Ashworth, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
John H. Lyday. Hendersonville, NC. 

Tarr, Mr. John, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. R.D Eskridge, 
Mr. & Mrs. William F. McRorie. Asheville, NC. Smith 
Kline & French Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA. Mr. & 
Mrs. George T. Pratt, Eastham, MA. Mr. & Mrs. Herbert 
M Pratt, Arlington, VA. Ms. E. Corinne Shawn, 
Queenstown, MD. Mr. & Mrs. H.A. Klumb, Bonita 
Springs, FL. 

Thompson, Mr. Glen, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown. Hendersonville, NC. 

Vester, Mrs. Katherine, Miami, FL — Mrs. George Green- 
wood, Mrs. Guy Brookshire, Asheville. NC. 

Williams, Mr. William B., Asheville NC— Mr. & Mrs. 
Donald McKenzie, Black Mountain, NC. 

Willingham, Ms. Mary, Atlanta, GA. — Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, Hendersonville. NC. 



Child of the Month 



March 1984 

Published monthly at Asheville. N.C. by the Presbytery of Asheville 

40 Church Street Asheville, N.C. 28801 

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Vol. LXXXV No. 2; 



Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 



April 1984 



A Summer Camping Opportunity 
At Camp Grier 

Winter is withdrawing and Spring is about to spring forth. With 
Spring comes the Summer season and the Word is CAMP GRIER. 
Asheville Presbytery is cooperating with the Presbyteries of Concord 
and Mecklenburg to provide a summer camping experience for the 
youth of our Presbytery. 

Camp Grier is located in Old Fort, North Carolina — just down the 
hill from Black Mountain and Montreat. This is the third year that we 
have provided a Summer Camping opportunity for the youth of 
Asheville Presbytery. 

Brochures are available at your local church. Here is the CAMP 
GRIER 1984 Summer schedule: 

RISING SUN CAMPS 
(Rising Third Graders) 3 day camp $65.00 



June 17-20 
July 22 - 25 



*July 8-11 (Mecklenburg Week) 
August 5 - 8 



CHEROKEE CAMPS 

(Rising 4th, 5th, 6th Graders) 5 Day Camp $108.00 



Cherokee Lodge 
June 17-22 
June 24-29 
*July 8-13 
July 22 - 27 
July 29 - 27 
August 5-10 



Cherokee Hogan 

June 24 - 29 

*July 8-13 (Mecklenburg Week) 

July 22 - 27 

July 29 - August 3 



PIONEER CAMPS 
(Rising 7th, 8th, 9th Graders) 5 Day Camp $108.00 



Pioneer Hogan 






Pioneer Wilderness 


June 17-22 






June 24 - 29 


June 24 - 29 






♦July 8-13 


*July 8-13 






August 5-10 


July 22 - 27 








July 29 - August 


3 






August 5-10 








Wilderness Pioneer Adventure 12 Day Camp $259.00 






July 


22 - August 3 


HIGH ADVENTURE AND SENIOR HIGH WILDERNESS 


Senior High Wilderness 


June 


17 - 22 


5 Day Camp $108.00 


Canoe Trip 


June 


17-22 


5 Day Camp $138.00 "Canoe the New" 


Backpacking Trip 


July 


1 - 6 


5 Day Camp $138.00 "Pack Linville Gorge" 


Biking Trip 


July 


15-20 


5 Day Camp $138.00 "Bike the Outer Banks" 






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Digest of the Spring 

Meeting of The 

Presbytery of Asheville 

by the Reverend D. Edward Renegar, 
Stated Clerk 



The April meeting of Asheville Presbytery met at the First 
Presbyterian Church of Swannanoa, April 10, 1984. 
The following is a digest of the actions of this meeting: 

1. The worship service and communion service was led by the Host 
Pastor, the Reverend James Taylor. 

2. A brief history of the Swannanoa Church presented by Mr. Donald 
C. McKenzie was ordered to be printed in the minutes. 

3. The Reverend Robert McGirt gave a report concerning the physical 
condition of the Reverend Allen Gardner and led Presbytery in prayer 
for him and other suffering brethren. 

4. Ms. Alice Turk was elected Youth Delegate to the 1984 General 
Assembly. 

5 . The following were elected to compose the first Permanent Judicial 
Commission of Asheville Presbytery: 

Class of 1986 - Marion Beegle, the Reverend Robert Teed 

Class of 1988 - Dr. John Newton, the Reverend William Serjak, 

Mr. O.E. Starnes 
Class of 1990 - The Reverend Robert Henderson, Mr. Thomas 

Arnold 

6. Dr. Ruth See was elected to replace the Reverend Stuart Wilson on 
the Nominating Committee. 

7. The recognition service honoring the retirement of the Reverend 
Donald Williams was rescheduled for the July meeting of Presbytery. 

8. Presbytery voted that two of the meetings of Presbytery be held on 
Saturday rather than Tuesday and that details of implementation be 
left up to the Manual Re-write Committee. 

9. Heard the annual report of the Presbyterian Home for Children at 
Black Mountain, Inc. presented by the President of the Board of 
Trustees, the Reverend David Parks. 

10. Approved on second reading a change in the Manual which would 
again allow Presbytery to elect all members of the Board of Trustees of 
the Presbyterian Home; that the number of Trustees be increased 
from 12 to 24, and that all remaining present Board members con- 
tinue in their present classes until the completion of their terms. 

1 1 . Passed a recommendation from Council that committees of 
Presbytery cannot spend funds beyond their authorized budget. 

12. Heard Dr. Guy Delaney speak concerning the work of Union 
Seminary. 

13. Heard the Reverend James Hornsby and Mrs. John Stevens report 
concerning their peacemaking and hunger enabling tour of Central 
America. 

14. Appointed the following as a Boundaries Committee to represent 
Presbytery in discussions and negotiations to formulate a plan for 
recommending new presbytery boundaries: Mr. Rayburn Dean, the 
Reverend D. Edward Renegar, Mr. Williard Sessler, Mrs. John Beegle, 
the Reverend John Kelley, the Reverend Fred Ohler, Mr. Arthur 
Edington, the Reverend Charles Moore. 

15. Allocated $30,000 from the restricted fund and $3,000 from the 
cash flow fund to purchase property for the New Hope Church, and 
that $9,810 be provided in April 1985 to secure additional property. 

16. Endorsed Lillian Foundation as Refugee Sponsorship Developer 
for Asheville Presbytery. 

17. Were urged to use Camp Grier, at Old Fort, for our camping pro- 
gram. 

18. Received Frank Thielman as a Candidate for the gospel ministry. 

19. Examined and received into Asheville Presbytery the Reverend 
Morris D. Warren as an Honorably Retired Minister. 

20. Recommended that the pastoral relationship between the Grace 
Covenant Church and the Reverend Stuart Wilson be dissolved as of 
April 30, 1984. 

21. Recommended that the pastoral relationship between the 
Reverend Kurt E. Gebhard and the Brevard -Davidson River Church 
be dissolved as of June 1, 1984 or at an earlier date, and that he be 
dismissed to the Midwest Presbytery of the Evangelical Presbyterian 
Church. 

Continued on page 2 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



April 1984 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



First Presbyterian 
Church 

Swannanoa, NC 

Swannanoa Presbyterian Church, the oldest 
Presbyterian Church in Asheville Presbytery, 
broke new ground in the Sunday morning ser- 
vice, February 12, when Mrs. Helen Hipp, the 
first woman elder in its history was ordained and 
installed. Mrs. Hipp is a life long member of the 
church, a Sunday School teacher, and retired 
elementary teacher. Also installed at the service 
as ruling elder was Mr. Don McKenzie. 

Mills River 
Presbyterian Church 

Horse Shoe, NC 

On February 5, 1984, Mrs. Helen Evans, 
Mills River Presbyterian Church Treasurer for 
forty- two years, retired. She was the acting 
Treasurer for Mr. Frank Burgin from 1942 to 
1962. She was then elected Treasurer and 
served from 1962-1984. 

A clock, with an engraved plaque of these 
years of service, was presented to Helen at the 
regular church service. This was a small token 
of love from the Church in appreciation for her 
loyal and faithful service. Forty-two roses were 
presented also to her by Mrs. Joseph Gilreath 
and Mrs. Edna Guice. 

Helen has also served on the Board of 
Deacons from 1975-1978 and 1980-1984. 

She is a native of Mills River; married to 
Floyd Evans. They have three daughters and 
two granddaughters. 

Helen is the office receptionist and book- 
keeper for Dr. H.B. Norton. Floyd is employed 
by Olin Corporation and they make their home 
in the Mills River section. 

First 
Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, NC 

Elected at the March 12 WOC meeting are 
the following officers for 1984-85: 
President Elect - Helga Barden 
Second Vice President - Alice Ross 
Recording Secretary - Gertie Peacock 
Circle Treasurer - Peggy Wilkinson 
Chrm. Leadership & Resource - Marian Boggs 
Chrm., Personal Faith & Family 

Life - Margot Wright 
Birthday Interpreter - Alice Ross 

The Men's Bible Class is a very active group 
in our church. This class which also includes 
women reports they gave $3,500 to the 
Presbyterian Home for Children as their 
Thanksgiving gift. In addition they gave $1,000 
to First Presbyterian Church Preservation Fund, 
and $112.32 through the Medical Benevolence 
Foundation to the hospital in Zaire for surgical 
gloves. At the present time Dr. Michael Keleher 
is there volunteering his time and surgical skills. 

Brevard-Davidson 
River Church 

Brevard, NC 

On the last Sunday in February, Dr. John W. 
Craven began service as Interim Pastor. Dr. 
Craven attended Davidson College and Colum- 
bia Theological Seminary and received his 
Ph.D. degree from the University of Edinburgh, 
Scotland. He recently retired from the First 
Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg, Florida, 
and is now living in Montreat. 



Besides his preaching on Sunday morning 
and visiting members of the congregation dur- 
ing the day, Dr. Craven will be in the church of- 
fice at certain times during the week for pastoral 
counseling. We warmly welcome Dr. and Mrs. 
Craven to our church. 

Franklin Church 

Franklin, NC 

Five of our young people enjoyed the 20th 
Annual Missions Conference at Gatlinburg. 
They met missionaries from 7 countries, enjoyed 
Bible study, music, and fellowship. Chaperoned 
by our Pastor and Lea, those attending made 
these comments: . . . really meaningful and 
seemed to be catching because I can't wait to go 
back!! (Holly Lawrence) . . . was very, very 
educational in terms of the missionaries work 
(Molly Boozer) . . . made me want to support 
the missionaries more (Boyd Martin) ... a fun 
and influential trip (Ashley Duncan) . . . better 
educated me on Foreign missions and helped 
me to see how polite third-world people can be 
(Tye Martin) 

Bryson City Church 

Bryson City, NC 

The Bryson City Church has purchased a new 
organ. It is an Allen Digital Electronic Organ 
which produces the sound of a pipe organ by 
means of computer micro-processors, ampli- 
fiers, and speakers. It was installed in December 
and has added much to the worship of the Lord 
through music. 

Our organist, Sara Robinson, has been work- 
ing hard to master all the complexities of this 
new instrument. The results have been univer- 
sally positive. Plans for an organ dedication ser- 
vice are being finalized. 

Grace Covenant 
Church 

Asheville, NC 

The WOC HAPPY BIRTHDAY party is set 
of Tuesday evening, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the 
Fellowship Hall of GCPC. A nursery will be pro- 
vided. 

The 1984 Birthday Objective of the Women 
of the Church is the Third World Leadership 
Center in Seoul, Korea. The Center began in 
1971 in response to a growing need for trained 
leadership in the developing nations. The 
Center keeps the students in the context and 
struggles of a Third World Church, yet provides 
the academic training so critically needed. 

The demand for students to participate in the 
program has rapidly increased beyond the 
capacity of the Center. There is a need to in- 
crease the recruiting of women to the Center 

Digest of Spring Meeting 

Continued from page 1 

22. Was informed that the Reverend Philip 
Nicholas has resigned as Stated Supply of Bethel 
"H" Church as of April 30, 1984. 

23. Endorsed an Overture from Cherokee Pres- 
bytery to the 196th General Assembly regarding 
abortion and ordered that the Stated Clerk in- 
form the General Assembly of this endorsement. 
(Several requested that their negative votes be 
recorded — will appear in the printed Minutes.) 

24. Elected Mr. John Beegle of Cullowhee as 
Moderator Nominee. 

25. Adjourned to meet Tuesday, July 10, 1984 
at 9:30 a.m. at the Black Mountain 
Presbyterian Church. 



and also to include missionary candidates from 
non-Third World countries so they can prepare 
themselves more effectively. 

The need for funds is to complete the 
building of the Center in order to continue the 
program. Property has been purchased and 
$750,000 is needed for the program expansion. 
The goal of the Birthday Objective offering is to 
raise $360,000 for the building fund and 
$150,000 for program and scholarship fund. 
The Korean Church is contributing in matching 
funds and the Presbyterian Theological 
Seminary will finance the maintenance of the 
facility and the faculty and administrative costs. 

First 
Presbyterian Church 

Henderson ville, NC 

The Reverend Donald G. Mostrom, President 
of Peniel Bible Conference of Lake Luzerne, 
New York, will be guest leader of First Church's 
congregational retreat at Camp Falling Creek, 
May 18-20. A graduate of Wheaton College 
where he also received a masters degree in 
theology, he is author of "The Dynamics of In- 
timacy with God', a book already familiar to 
many members of the church study groups. 
Theme of this year's retreat is "Prayer." 

Miriam Payne, a member of First Church, 
has been selected by Teen Missions Interna- 
tional, an inter-denominational organization 
specializing in giving young people short term 
mission experiences, to join 29 other teens on a 
work project to Sweden this summer. The 
group's project is to re-roof and paint the train- 
ing center of Teen Challenge, a place for teens 
in trouble in Mohalm, Sweden, near the city of 
Yonkoping. Miriam is to attend a two-week 
'boot camp' starting June 9 which will end just 
before the group's departure. 

First Presbyterian 
Church 

Highlands, NC 

During the morning worship service on Sun- 
day, January 8, the following people were 
presented perfect attendance awards: 

1 year - Elizabeth Sayler 

2 years - Jimmy Jenkins 

4 years - Betts Calloway 

Jamie Calloway 
Parrish Calloway 
Tommy Calloway 

5 years - Rachel Alexander 

13 years - Anne Creswell 

14 years - Billy Creswell 

To qualify for perfect attendance one must 
attend this Sunday School or some other Sunday 
School, except when ill. Four Sundays during 
the year, when there is traveling or some other 
valid excuse, is allowed. 

Teachers were honored for their service to 
this church, but more especially, were honored 
for their willingness to serve God by teaching 
His word. 

May Fellowship Day 

For Church 

Women United 

Friday, May 4 

ASHEVILLE UNIT - will be held at the New 
Mount Olive Baptist Church, Livingston Street, 
Asheville, 10:30 a.m. 

SWANNANOA VALLEY UNIT - will be 
held at the St. James Episcopal Church, Black 
Mountain, NC, 7:30 p.m. 



April 1984 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 




Women Of 
The Church 

by Thelma Baker 



President's Annual Report 
April 14, 1984 

There is an old saying, "Time Flies", and in- 
deed it hasl I cannot realize that two years have 
gone by since first, with prayer and supplica- 
tion, plus much anxiety and trepidation, I 
began my terms as Presbyterial President. A 
task which, to me, has been very rewarding, a 
great joy and a wonderful blessing. I have been 
upheld by the prayers, encouragement and 
overwhelming support in every way by a most 
dedicated group of Christians, the Women of 
the Church of Asheville Presbytery, as together 
we have worked for our Lord and our Church. 

It is encouraging to note the increased 
number of local Presidents submitting reports 
this year as compared to last year; twenty-two 
(22) of the twenty-six (26) Churches with 
organized women's work presented good-to- 
excellent reports. Highlights of these reports are 
as follows: 

(1) Of the 3,081 Presbyterian Women, 1250 
are active in 95 circles. 

(2) 946 women work full time. 

(3) 121 general meetings were held, with 
average-to-good attendance. 

(4) 63 women attended the Fall Spiritual 
Retreat at William Black Lodge. 

(5) 120 women attended District 
Workshops. 

(6) 41 attended the North Carolina Presby- 
terian Women's Conference in June. 

(7) Over 100 women attended the Annual 
Meeting. 

(8) With the exception of two circles, all 
used the Study Book, "Christ the 
Peacemaker". 

(9) There are 79 women on the Session, 33 
on the Diaconate and 174 on Session's 
Committees. 

(10) All but one organization operates on a 
separate budget. 

(11) The White Cross Program and Birthday 
Objective are unanimously supported. 
Many of the other causes are supported, 
some Churches favor different priorities, 
but good support is shown for United 
Church Women, The Least Coin Fellow- 
ship, The Joy Gift Program, various Mis- 
sions, and others. The Presbyterian 
Home for Children and Montreat 
Anderson College are widely supported. 

The Women of Asheville Presbytery have 
given to the Birthday Offering this year the sum 
of $6,079.55; as of this reporting, the 
Presbyterian Home for Children has received 
$6,527.00, plus numerous and varied smaller 
amounts given by circles and individuals. Mon- 
treat Anderson Scholarship Fund has received 
$695.00, Mission Court - $260.00, Union 
Seminary - $100.00 and the Hunger Program 
$500.00, plus other gifts to various causes in 
smaller amounts. 

In their local congregations, the women are 
involved in all facets of Church life - teaching 
Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Bible 
Study, Choir, visiting the sick and lonely, baby 
sitting, furnishing food and clothing to the 
needy, enthusiastic planning and serving family 
night suppers; all this and more, in addition to 
those previously mentioned in Highlights of 
Reports (above). 

At Community level, the women are involved 
with women of other Churches and Community 
Groups in helping the downtrodden, visiting the 
incarcerated, attending community Bible 
studies, and working in numerous ways for the 



betterment of their community and town. 

The Annual Meeting was held on April 16, 
1983 at Mills River Presbyterian Church, with a 
capacity crowd in attendance. The Inspira- 
tional Speaker was Dr. Richard G. Shelor of the 
Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, who 
spoke on "The Cost of Peacemaking", this in ac- 
cordance with the theme, CHRIST THE 
PEACEMAKER. 

Opportunities for Leadership Training, 
Spiritual Renewal and Christian Fellowship 
were given in addition to the Annual Meeting 
and the many opportunities offered during the 
North Carolina Women's conference in June at 
Montreat. A Fall Training and Rally Day was 
held at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian 
Church on September 24, 1983, at which time 
Opportunities for Learning were presented in 
four categories Prison Ministry, Aging, 

Hunger and Children's Concerns. Workshops 
were offered in all phases of women's work to 
the local WOC Officers. An introduction and 
overview of the 1983-84 Study Book, THE 
PARABLE IS A MIRROR, was ably presented 
by Mrs. Maie Minnick. 

A 2-day Spiritual Retreat in November at 
William Black Lodge featured Mrs. Betty 
Henderson of First Presbyterian Church, 
Hendersonville, as the principal speaker of the 
3-session meeting, and her husband, the 
Reverend Robert Henderson, was in charge of 
Holy Communion at the final session. Seventy 
women attended this wonderful time of 
Spiritual Renewal and Christian Fellowship. 

During the latter part of our Church year, 
another of our smaller Churches (Morrison) has 
organized their women, bringing our total 
number of Women of the Church Organizations 
to 27; for this we give thanks. 

As my term as President comes to an end, I 
am most thankful of the opportunity which has 
been mine to serve God along with the 
dedicated Women of Asheville Presbytery. It 
has been a joy to work with one and all as 
together we have served Him and grown 
spiritually, formed wonderful, Christian friend- 
ships and a better understanding of the Scrip- 
ture, "And now Abideth Faith, Hope, and 
Love, but the Greatest of these is Love.". 



Schedule of 
Summer Conferences 

Montreat Conference Center 



April 30-May 5 


Annual Recreation Workshop 


May 21-25 


Creative Designs For The Church 


May 25-27 


Divorce, Remarriage and 




Step- Parenting 


June 8-10 


Adventure with Aging 


June 10 16 


NC Synod Women's Conference 


June 17-23 


Youth I 


June 24-30 


Youth II 


July 1-6 


Singles Conference 


July 1-6 


Christian Education 


July 1-6 


Youth Leader Development 


July 6-9 


Christian Life 


July 9-13 


Bible and Theology 


July 9-13 


Family Enrichment 


July 13-15 


Consultation for Presidents of 




Women in Presbyteries 


July 15-21 


Women's Conference 


July 22-28 


Global Mission 


July 29-Aug. 4 


Youth III (see Youth I & II) 


Aug. 5-11 


Worship and Music I 


Aug. 12-18 


Worship and Music II 


Aug. 18-19 


A Celebration of Our 




Presbyterian Heritage 


Oct. 1-4 


Presbyterian Peacemaking 




Conference 


Oct. 15-19 


Conference on Aging 


Oct. 19-21 


Autumn Outdoors 


Oct. 22-24 


Wee Kirk 


Dec. 28-Jan. 1 


Yuletide Festival 



Mother's Day Offering 

Sunday, May 13, 1984 
The Presbyterian Home, Inc. 



From 21 members, when the Presbyterian 
Home first opened in 1952, to 265 men and 
women under care today, the success of this 
ministry to the elderly is clearly evident. 

"Growing to Serve" is the motto that has been 
chosen for a capital funds campaign now under- 
way for the Home, and also is uniquely ap- 
propriate for this year's Mother's Day Offering 
in which we hope your congregation will par- 
ticipate. This offering, since first approved by 
the Synod of North Carolina in 1947, has 
become a traditional time for Presbyterians to 
honor or memorialize family members or special 
friends. A gift to this ministry affords congrega- 
tions an opportunity to mark Mother's Day in an 
especially meaningful way. 

Planning is underway to increase further the 
capacity of the Home at the High Point location 
and in the future to establish Homes in other 
locations of the state. 

Gifts received through the Mother's Day of- 
fering are used only for operational needs of the 
Home. The majority of aging men and women 
who come under our care are on fixed incomes 
and through your ministry, we realize that you 
are well aware of the needs these elderly face. 

Kirkin' 'O the Tartan 

May 27, 1984, 11:00 AM 

Anderson Auditorium 
Montreat, North Carolina 

The Montreat Scottish Society will sponsor a 
"Kirkin' 'o the Tartan" church service on May 
27, 1984 in Anderson Auditorium, Montreat, 
North Carolina. This is the third year that the 
sounds of the pipes will waft over the mountains 
for the morning worship. All those who have a 
"drop of Scottish blood" in their hearts or minds 
are invited to join in this service. 

This church service will be similar to a 
regular service, but with bagpipes, tartans, ban- 
ners, and kilts. It will be held in the large stone 
Anderson Auditorium in Montreat surrounded 
by woods, rocks and streams. The building will 
not be heated so, as in Scotland, it may be warm 
and sunny or damp with mist and rain. Certain- 
ly an ideal place for wearing the tartan! 

Legend has it that this "kirkin" has its roots in 
Scottish history. In 1745 clansmen were forbid- 
den to wear the tartan so they would carry small 
pieces of the cloth to the church (Kirk) and the 
clergyman would slip a blessing into the service. 

The Reverend William J.G. McDonald, 
pastor of the North Mayfield congregation in 
Edinburgh, and one of the outstanding leaders 
of the Church of Scotland, will be our guest 
minister. He has distinctive gifts as an ad- 
ministrator, as a pastoral leader, as an author 
and, particularly, as a preacher. 

Mr. Joe Bailey, Jr. of Hendersonville, NC, 
Pipe Major of the Montreat Scottish Pipes and 
Drums will lead many selections of pipe music 
during the service. 



For further information call or write the Montreat 
Conference Center, PO Box 907, Montreat, NC 
28757; Office hours: 8:30-4:30, Monday-Friday; 
Phone 704/669-2911. 



Page Four 



April 198' 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1984 

May 4, 1984 — Last day to receive articles for 
May issue of OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 

May 6, 1984 Jr. High Rally, Highlands Pres- 
byterian Church, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

May 7-11, 1984 — Seminar on Local Church 
History, Historical Foundation, Montreat, 
NC 

May 22-23, 1984 - Synod of N.C. meets, St. 
Andrews College, Laurinburg, NC 

May 28-June 6, 1984 -- General Assembly, 
Phoenix, Arizona 

June 5, 1984 Last day to receive articles for 
June issue of OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

June 5, 1985 Candidates Committee, 

1 o'clock (Place to be announced) 

June 10-16, 1984 N.C. Presbyterian 

Women's Conference, Montreat, NC 

June 18, 1984 — Mission Committee, First 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville, 12 o'clock 
Noon 

June 19, 1984 C.E. Committee, Grace 

Covenant Church, Asheville, 12 o'clock Noon 

June 21, 1984 — Committee on Ministry, meets 
at 5 p.m. followed by the C.R.V. Committee 
at 7:30 p.m., First Church, Asheville 

June 22-24, 1984 — Men's Conference, Banner 
Elk, NC 

June 26, 1984 — Finance (Budgets) Commit- 
tee, First Church, Asheville, 1 o'clock 



Memorial Gift lor I he 

Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 



Enclosed is $_ 



In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Note If your gift is a LIVING memorial (i.e. Birthday. An 
mversary. etc ) give details lor acknowledgement 
Send acknowledgement to 



correct name Jor mail, please 



Address 



complete address jor mail, please 

Donor's Name 

Donor's Address 



Fill m ALL blanks and make checks payable to 
Treasurer. The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, 
Asheville. N C 28801 

(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient 
information is given in blanks above) Telephone (704) 
258-814) 

Memorial (Stftfi 

Aden, Mrs. Margaret, Jackson, MS — Mr & Mrs William 

Jackson, Hcndersonville. NC. 
Alexander, Mr. Jack, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Willis W. 

Brittain, Mr. & Mrs. E.F. Camenzind, Mr. & Mrs. John 

Rhyne. Mrs. Jack Richards. Brevard, NC. 
Babb, Mrs. Florence, Evergreen, Alabama — Mr. & Mrs. 

J.O. Davidson. Brevard, NC. 
Bauer, Mr. Lee, Wilton, Conn. — Mr. & Mrs. E.F. 

Camenzind. Brevard, NC. 
Breen, Mr. Lester, Whittier, NC — Mrs. Elizabeth D. Cope, 

Sylva, NC. 
Bunfill, Mr. John, Shadyside, OH — Mr. Peter Eberle, 

Brevard. NC. 
Burgess, Mr. Carl, Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. 

Leonard Barber. Hendersonville, NC. 
Carr, Mr. Hillard W., Weaverville, NC— Mr. & Mrs. John 

S. Mountney, Asheville, NC. 
Cole, Mr. Talman K., Weaverville, NC — Ms. Gladys 

Bailey, Hendersonville, NC. 
Dahl, Dr. Tyrus V., Elizabeth City, NC— Dr. Charles R. 

Border, Hazelwood, NC. 
Dale, Ms. Margaret Eames, Columbus, NC — Mrs. Horace 

D. Dale, Hendersonville, NC. 
Davis, Mr. Charles Willet, Brevard, NC— Mrs. Ada H. 

Allison, Pisgah Forest, NC. Mr. & Mrs. L.P. Deavor, Ms. 

Clara B. Bryson. Mr. & Mrs. Walter L. Cantrell, Mr & 

Mrs. Marvin Whitmire, Mr. & Mrs. G.E. Uhler. Mrs. Jack 

Richards. Mr. & Mrs. Grady Brittain. Mr. & Mrs. 

Raymond Nicholson, Mr. & Mrs. J.O. Davidson. Mr. 

Henry C. McDonald, Jr.. Mr. & Mrs. Donald Stoneback, 

Mr. & Mrs. Ernest F. Tilson, Mr. & Mrs. Fritz Albrecht. 

Mr. & Mrs. J.T. Blackwell, Miss Mildred Whitmire, 

Brevard, NC. Mr. James P. Deavor, Charleston, SC. Mrs. 

Ed McCormick, Lillington. NC. Mr. & Mrs. R.W. 

Brittain. Dubuque. IA. Mr. & Mrs. Harry Reeves, 

Andrews, NC. 



News From The Home 

Four seniors living at the Presbyterian Home 
for Children will be graduating in May. Karla 
Buckner, 18, has lived at the Home for twelve 
years. She has been taking training in 
cosmetology and will complete her training at 
McDowell Tech in order to become a licensed 
beautician. She is planning a June 9th wedding 
to Donald Taylor of Black Mountain. The 
ceremony will be held at the Presbyterian Home 
with reception following. 

Cheryl Buhrmaster, 17, has been at the 
Home for eleven years. She has been accepted at 
Lenoir- Rhyne College in Hickory. She will be 
working toward a degree in nursing. 

Mike Quinones, 18, has been at the Home 
two years. He has already joined the army 
reserves, and will be going into the service full- 
time following graduation. 

Mark Mathis, 18, has been at the Home 
twelve years and after graduation he will be 
joining the Navy. 

Twelve young folks at the Home have been 
chosen, in the past two months, for the Kiwanis 
Club's "TERRIFIC KID'' honor. 

The new pastor of the Swannanoa Church, 
Skip Taylor, along with his wife, Letta Jean, 
have begun meeting with the children on Tues- 
day evenings for a time of fellowship and train- 
ing. The Home welcomes the Taylors into their 
family circle and Skip as their minister. 



The Sixth Annual 

Seminar on Local 

Church History 

Once more the Historical Foundation will 
sponsor the increasingly popular Seminar on 
Local Church History. Beginning in the evening 
of Monday, May 7, it will continue through 
noon Friday, May 11, with an optional tour 
following. 

The seminar is open to any who are interested 
in exploring and preseving the history of their 
particular church. Discussions will focus on 
research methods and the writing of local 
church history. Specific attention will be given 
to oral history and to writing local church 
history for publication. Other sessions will deal 
with the stewardship of church records and pro- 
perties, through care and conservation. There 
will be time for individual research. 

On Friday afternoon, participants will be 
able to go on an optional tour to visit the Moun- 
tain Heritage Center at Western Carolina 
University, to view an exhibit on the Scotch- 
Irish migration into Appalachia, and meet with 
Professors Tyler Blethen and Curtis Wood, who 
have just completed a study of this migration, to 
talk about Scotch-Irish Presbyterians. 

The seminar will be of value to all those who 
have a special concern for the history of their 
church. Full details and costs are given in the 
winter issue of Historical Foundation News. 



Dechman, Mr. T.A., Hayesville, NC — Mrs. Helen K. 

Davis, Hiawassee, GA. 
Dindinger, Ms. M. Louise — Ms. Annie Kessler. Asheville, 

NC. 
Drake, Mr. Dewitt A., Brevard, NC— Mr. & Mrs. E.B 

Garrett, Pisgah Forest, NC. 
Drake, Johnnie W., Brevard, NC— Mr. & Mrs. E.B. 

Garrett, Pisgah Forest, NC. 
Drews, Mr. Kurt, Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. 

Leonard Barber. Mr. & Mrs. Karl Weidle, Mr. & Mrs. 

August Kuehn, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur D. Cree. Mr. & Mrs. 

William C. VanNess, Mr. Ernest Kadel, Mr. & Mrs. 

Thomas D. Clark, Mrs. Mae G. Cook. Mr. & Mrs, George 

Klick. Mr. & Mrs. George A. Bond, Jr.. Mr. George A. 

Oldham, Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas. Mr. Bruce A. Leech, 

Mr. & Mrs. George Flanagan. Jr. , Mr. & Mrs. Robert Betts, 

Hendersonville, NC. 
Earl, Mrs. Ross, Quincy, IL — Mr. & Mrs. John H. Lyday, 

Hendersonville. NC. 
Evans, Mrs. Bonnie Sams, Weaverville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

F.R. Donoho, Mrs. Mary Lee Donoho Grafe, Tallahassee. 

FL. Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Kiser. Mr. & Mrs. A.G. Kiser. 

Asheville, NC. 
Gaines, Mrs. Minnie N., Brevard, NC — Mr. V.L. Gaines, 

Brevard, NC. 
Gruver, Mrs. Mabel, Asheville, NC — Mrs Julian B. Stepp, 

Mr & Mrs. G. Kendall Leemon, Jr., Ms. Ursula Harris, 

Asheville, NC. 
Hershey, Miss Sarah Louise, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & 

Mrs. George Klick, Hendersonville, NC. 
Hewitt, Mr. Jack, Hickory, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John W. 

McCrary. Hendersonville, NC. 
Hickman, Mr. William P., Stuart, FL — Mr. & Mrs. Charles 

W. Englund. Asheville, NC. 
Holden, Mr. Albert F., Horse Shoe, NC— Mr. & Mrs. Floyd 

Evans, Miss Carolyn Kimzey, Horse Shoe, NC 
Hunter, Mrs. Lois J., Simpsonville, SC — Mr & Mrs. James 

E. Mallady, Hendersonville, NC. 
Kimzey, Mr. John, Brevard, NC — Circle 4 c/o Ms. Frances 

Bradford, Mrs. Jack Richards. Brevard. NC. 
Kyles, Mr. C.F., Concord, NC— Dr. & Mrs. Charles W. 

Dobson, Asheville, NC. 
Larsen, Hildur — Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Englund. Asheville. 

NC. 
Markwood, Mr. Paul W., Asheville, NC — Mr. John F. 

Tyndall. Candler, NC. 
Mauney, Mr. Hugh L., Asheville, NC — Miss Leona 

Turner. Asheville, NC. 
May, Mr. Dan, Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 

Barber, Hendersonville, NC. 
Milner, Ms. Nancy Byrd, Brevard, NC — Mr & Mrs. John 

Thomas. Brevard, NC. 
Milton, Mrs. Maude, Black Mountain, NC — Mrs. Grace 

Lewis & Boys. Asheville, NC. 
Neville, The Rev. John C. Sr., Montreat, NC— Staff & 

Management of Thos. Shepherd & Son, Inc., Mr. & Mrs. 

Carol O. Borland, Mr. & Mrs. Clarence E. Egeler, Hender 

sonville, NC. Dr. & Mrs. Charles W. Dobson, Asheville. 

NC. Mr. & Mrs. Louis Johnson. Pisgah Forest. NC. 
Osborne, Mr. William W., Tuxedo, NC— Dr. & Mrs. 

Leonard Barber, Hendersonville. NC. 
Plowman, Mr. Edward Grosvenor, Portland, ME — Mr. & 

Mrs. Ansley Cope. Hendersonville. NC. 



Price, Mrs. Ruth J., Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. Ralph S. 

Crawford. Mr. & Mrs. John Gregory, Mrs. T.H. Franks. 

Hendersonville, NC. 
Runyon, Mr. Harold P., Tucson, AZ — Mr Peter Eberle. 

Brevard, NC. 
Russell, Mr. Will E., Asheville, NC— Dr. & Mrs. Pearce 

Roberts, Mr. & Mrs. Walter T. McClure, Mrs. D.K. Drum. 

Mrs. Earl L. Pitmon. Mrs. Julian B. Stepp. Asheville, NC. 

Mr. & Mrs. F.A. Plummer, Black Mountain, NC. Mrs. 

RE. McClure, Tarboro, NC. 
Stone, Mrs. Cedric, Asheville, NC — Wednesday Prayer & 

Share Group, Horse Shoe, NC. Women of Canton 

Presbyterian Church, Canton, NC. 
Sudduth, Mr. P. Fred, Hendersonville, NC— Mr. & Mrs. 

William Francis, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, Mr. & Mrs. 

Ansley Cope, Hendersonville, NC. Ms. Eloise Barton, 

Greer, SC. 
Sutton, Mrs. Ethel, Sylva, NC — Shumate-Taylor Bible Class 

of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. NC. 
Swift, Mrs. Winifred— Ms. Nan B. Killian. Asheville. NC. 
Tarr, Mr. John H., Asheville, NC— Mr. & Mrs. H. Mack 

Jones. Asheville, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Hamel. Cov- 
ington, KY. 
Thomas, Mrs. Sarah Card, Knoxville, TN— Mr. & Mrs. 

|ohn S. Mountney, Asheville. NC. 
Turnbull, Dr. Jack V., Deerburn Heights, MI— Mr. & 

Mrs. Fred Wendt, Black Mountain, NC. 
Vance, Mr. James Samuel, Canton, NC — Ms. Gertrude 

Smathers, Ms. Ann D. Hardin, Waynesville, NC. Miss June 

Scroggs, Mrs. Dorothy H. Avery, Women of Canton 

Presbyterian Church, Men of Canton Presbyterian Church. 

Mr. & Mrs. Otis Stepp, Miss MaryGillis, Canton, NC. Tom 

Vaughan Family, jonesville, TX. Mr. Marty Vaughan, 

Marietta, SC. Mrs. Helma C. Palen. Clyde. NC. Mr. & 

Mrs. Glenn Robinson, Candler. NC. Ms. Lelia Vaughan. 

Mars Hill. NC. 
Weaver, Mr. John, Old Fort, NC — Ms. Daisy W. Guin. 

Mrs. Sue W. Davenport. 
Whitmire, Mrs. Faye, Brevard, NC — Mrs. Ada H. Allison. 

Pisgah Forest, NC. 
Whittemore, Mr. J. Wilbur, Weaverville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Bryan Sheehan, Weaverville. NC. 
Wildes, Mr. Wayne A., Tuxedo, NC— Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 

Barber. Hendersonville, NC. 
Williams, Mr. William B., Asheville, NC— Mr. & Mrs. 

Robert N. Dempsey, Jr., Asheville, NC. 
The Mother of Mrs. Roberta Williford— Mr. & Mrs. Harry 

Reeves, Andrews, NC. 



April 1984 

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Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 



May 1984 



Black Mountain Church 

Dedicates Fellowship Hall — 

Education Building 




The Black Mountain Church celebrates its 76th anniversary on 
Thursday, May 17, 1984. The church was established with 13 
members and today it has grown to 370 in numbers and has touched 
the lives of many others. 

May 6, 1984 was a time of joy and celebration as the new Fellowship 
Hall-Education Building was dedicated. Plans for this building actual- 
ly began with those who built the present sanctuary in 1958. In 1965, 
the congregation elected a Building- Finance Committee. This com- 
mittee shifted its focus from building to the purchase of additional 
property which was greatly needed for any future expansion. The new 
building had been on the hearts of many people for a long time. After 
considerable space needs evaluations and the congregation's study of 
the mission of this church, ground breaking for the new building was 
held on May 29, 1983. 

Fund raising for the $500,000 new building, designed by Mike 
Freeman, AIA, of Asheville, was raised by commitments and gifts over 
a three year period. 

Duyck Construction Company was awarded the contract and by July 
1, there were signs of a building under construction. The largest part 
of the 8,044 square foot addition is the fellowship hall which will seat 
150 people for meals. A glass-enclosed corridor connects the new 
building to the narthex of the church. Paved parking facilities are 
planned for the north side of the sanctuary building and on the south 
and east sides of the building. The new addition is divided into heating 
zones so only the section in use at a given time needs to be heated. 

Black Mountain Presbyterian Church held a dedication service on 
Sunday, May 6, 1984 at the 11 a.m. worship service. An Open House 
for the community was held from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. on the same date. 



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Mrs. Thelma Baker, Out- 
going President and Mrs. 
Georgette Stiens, 1984-86 
President, WOC 
How exciting it was to see so many in attendance at the Annual 
Meeting of the Women of the Church held in Highlands on April 14th. 
The Reverend Pansie Evers was at her best and inspired us to, "Dare to 
Risk for Christ." Cathy Vaughn challenged us to be used as in- 
struments through which God's love can be expressed as she installed 
us. It was a beautiful day — one we will always remember. Our grateful 
thanks to each one of you who in any way helped to make this day a 
very special one. Your tireless effort and delightful quality of finding 
joy in doing for others makes you a joy to know. 

Hopefully, we will be "partners in action" loving, sustaining, giving 
each for the other, and in this way our year ahead can be a fruitful one 
as we seek to serve in our various areas. We will "Give of our Best!" Giv- 
ing is practical and generous when it comes from our full awareness of 
our responsibilities under God. 

Council members for 1984-85 are: President, Georgette 
Stiens — Highlands First Church; Vice President, Elizabeth 
Mc Anally — Asheville First; Recording Secretary, Elizabeth 
First; Corresponding Secretary, Lynda 
Church; Treasurer, Dorothy Crews — 
Historian, Patty Petty — Black Mountain 
Church; District I Chairman, Alice Patton — Black Mountain Church; 
District II Chairman, Mary Bates — Asheville; District III Chairman, 
Margaret Jones — Etowah Church; District IV Chairman, Margaret 
Hussey — Sylva Church; Personal Faith and Family Life Chairman, 
Marion Beegle — Cullowhee Church; Christian Community Action 
Chairman, Carolyn Rice — Reems Creek Parish; Ecumenical Mission 

Continued on p. 4 

Capital Funds Drive For The 
Presbyterian Home For Children 

The Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian Home for Children at 
Black Mountain has approved a capital funds campaign for the Home 
with a goal of $1.7 million, according to the Rev. David Parks, Board 
Chairman. 

The campaign will be called THE LOVING WAY -"For Another 
80 Years of Christian Caring." The Purpose of the Campaign is to 
secure the future of the Home by adding substantially to its endow- 
ment. The campaign will raise funds for the renovation of the main 
living dormitory, the principal building on campus, and the gym. 

Kercher and Associates of Hickory, N.C., development consultants 
to Presbyterian institutions has been retained to give professional 
direction to the effort. Mr. Bill Elder is the resident director and Dr. 
Paul Kercher the overall director of the campaign. 

A campaign office has been set up at the Home. The telephone 
number is (704) 686-3343. 

Board Chairman David Parks stated, "This is the first capital cam- 
paign in the 80-year history of the Home. Our Board and Presbytery 
leadership feel very strongly that a campaign of this magnitude is 
needed in order to give the Home a solid future and to preserve a 
ministry which has been the heartbeat of Asheville Presbytery. We re- 
quest the prayers and support of all Presbyterians and other friends for 
this important drive." 

The campaign is designed to reach the wider community and 
thereby assist the churches in the excellent support they have provided 
to the Home over the years. No church sessions will be solicited nor are 
expected to contribute church benevolences to this drive. 

The Presbyterian Home for Children is a long term care facility for 
children who have no other home. It is owned and operated by 
Asheville Presbytery. Donald C. McKenzie is the Home's Executive 
Director. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



May 1984 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



Brevard-Davidson 
River Church 

Brevard, NC 

Midnight and Morning 

Dr. Clyde Hewitt, retired professor of history 
and member of our church, has recently had a 
book published. Midnight and Morning is the 
story of an interesting episode in American 
religious history of the efforts made by William 
Miller in the 1830's and 1840's to persuade his 
fellow man that Jesus was about to return to 
earth. His movement attracted support from 
some of the best educated minds of the day, and 
they did not desert Miller or his belief in the 
relatively soon coming of Christ, even after the 
date had passed that his followers generally 
believed would see the return of the Lord. 

Dr. Hewitt explains the significance of the ti- 
tle this way: "The 'midnight cry,' an expression 
taken from the parable of the ten virgins, was 
often used by the Millerites as a biblical 
synonym for the impending return of Christ. 
Hence, 'Midnight' in the book title. 'Morning', 
of course, refers to what happened to the 
Millerites after their great disappointment." 



Bryson City 
Presbyterian Church 

Bryson City, NC 

Edna Goshorn of our church was appointed 
to one of the committees of the General 
Assembly Council. The GAC is responsible for 
implementing the various aspects of the Plan of 
Reunion . 

The committee to which Edna was appointed 
is given the responsibility for establishing per- 
sonnel policies that will guide the General 
Assembly Council in the filling of staff positions 
in the newly formed denomination. This in- 
cludes safeguards to ensure that all parts of the 
church are represented, as well as ensuring 
fairness to those who are hired. 

The work the committee is doing is important 
and very demanding. Please pray for Edna. 



First Presbyterian 
Church 

Highlands, NC 

Mrs. Dell Hunt (Nate) has accepted the posi- 
tion as new Choir Director and will take over 
total responsibility for the choir. 

Dell has been a member of the alto section for 
some time and has a fine musical backgound. 
She was choir director, before coming to 
Highlands, in both a Methodist and a Baptist 
Church. . .so it is high time the Presbyterians 
had a chance to use her talents! She is an ac- 
complished organist as well. We all welcome 
Dell. 



Westminister Church 

Asheville, NC 

The March Mission dinner was attended by 
63 members. Tom Stewart of the MEDICAL 
BENEVOLENT FOUNDATION presented a 
very interesting and informative slide show 



outlining work done by MBF in Korea and 
Zaire. After expenses, the remainder of the of- 
fering was given to MBF. We hope to make this 
an ongoing fund to finance a project for MBF 
which is under the wing of but does not receive 
money from the Presbyterian Church. 



Trinity Church 

Hendersonville, NC 

The Women's Crisis Ministry 

The Session of Trinity approved a special 
grant from the bequest of Helen Spenzer. The 
board of the Crisis Ministry in a special meeting 
officially appointed Helen Redden to coor- 
dinate the office and to proceed to open the of- 
fice in the present senior high room as soon as 
the way be cleared. 

The Board had previously approved a state- 
ment of purpose which stated: This is an in- 
dependent, non-profit, ecumenical organiza- 
tion open to serve all women in crisis in Hender- 
son county regardless of race, color, or creed. 

One office location will be maintained where 
individuals in need can be referred to ap- 
propriate service agencies which can supply: 

legal assistance 

financial assistance and budget counseling 

job opportunities 

single-parenting assistance 

counseling for general or specific needs 

a support group 

assistance in housing (location or improve- 
ment 

opportunities for career development or edu- 
cation 

The present board consists of Naoma Dean, 
chair, Keith Dalbec, Vice chair, Challice Weiss, 
Secretary, Ruth Ridgely, Treasurer with Paddy 
Deich, Beth Kissling and Marion Pearce of 
Trinity also serving on the Board. 



Hayesville Presbyterian 
Church 

Hayesville, NC 

The Women of the Church Birthday dinner 
was held in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, 
May 2, at 6:30 p.m. A nice number present 
shared with a covered dish as they shared in the 
Birthday Offering as well. 

WOC officers installed for the coming year 
are: Irene Williams, President; Jo Hamilton, 
Vice President; Betty Jackson, Secretary; Dollie 
Crisp, Treasurer; Willie Rogers, Historian and 
Viola Gray, White Cross Chairman. 



First Presbyterian 
Church 

Asheville, NC 

We have planned for the children this sum- 
mer an inter-age learning center approach to 
the parables. We will work on the program dur- 
ing May and will invite the children and parents 
in for a preview on the first Sunday in June. 

The Senior Highs and any interested others 
are invited to begin THE CHRISTIAN on June 
10. This film series has been enthusiastically 
received by Adult IV, which has been watching 
it for the last several months. This film series 
will constitute Sunday School for the seniors this 



summer. Feel free to join us! This will run 
through Labor Day. 

We have blocked out two weeks for our Youth 
to be able to go to Youth Conference in Mon 
treat this summer June 17-23 and July 
29-August 4. The June dates will involve only 
Youth from our church. The July dates have 
been reserved for Youth from the entire 
Presbytery and will be joint-chaperoned by 
DCE's in the Presbytery. 



West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, NC 

Vacation Bible School begins June 11-15; 
9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Prepare for a week of fun and 
excitement at this years SHARE FAIR." The 
opening ceremony will start at 9:00 a.m. in the 
church sanctuary. Everyone will enjoy a lot of 
new songs, dances, games, stories, and 
refreshments. Some special events will be a trip 
to Grace Grandstand, the First Fruit Stand, The 
Blessing Booth, Thanksgiving Tent, and the 
Hall of Faith. Please don't miss the lift off of 100 
helium balloons from our own church lawn. 
There will be a delicious group picnic at the 
close of the SHARE FAIR on Friday, June 15th. 
Also, one Saturday go with us on our Annual 

Swimming Party Get yourself ready for a 

week of Learning and Fun at the SHARE 
FAIR-VBS. 



New Hope Church 

Arden, NC 

The New Hope Church is truly a pilgrim con- 
gregation . . . always on the move! At the end of 
May, we'll be moving from the Valley Springs 
Community Center in Arden. At this time we do 
not know where we will be located, but you may 
contact the Pastor, Ellen Dozier, 684-5461, for 
information as to where the congregation is 
meeting for worship during the summer 
months. 

The congregation has two special fellowship 
activities planned for the coming months. On 
Sunday afternoon, May 20, we will go to Mon- 
treat for a "Pita Picnic" and a talk by Dr. John 
Mack Walker who has done some beautiful and 
inspiring wood carvings of Biblical stories. 
Gladys and Jerry Brooks will host this gathering. 
On June 10 the congregation will have a picnic 
and outing at the home of Sandy Hunter in Flat 
Rock; this will include a visit to Carl Sandburg's 
home. 



CORRECTION 



In the March issue of OMW, there were some 
names incorrectly spelled in listing the Ex- 
ecutive Committee Members of Asheville 
Presbytery. It should have read: 

The Reverend Allan Wildsmith - 

C.E. Committee 
The Reverend Richard Shelor - 

Mission Committee 
The Reverend Robert Teed - 

C.E. Committee 



May 1984 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



SYNOD OF N.C. 
MEN'S CONFERENCE 

June 22 - 24, 1984 

Lees McRae College 

Banner Elk, North Carolina 

The Synod of North Carolina Men's Con- 
ference will be held at Lees McRae College at 
Banner Elk, North Carolina, June 22-24, 1984. 
The Key Note Speaker on Friday evening will be 
Dr. Art Kamitsuka of the National Council of 
Presbyterian Men, New York City. On Saturday 
morning, the speaker will be the Reverend Jim 
McKimmon of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Wilson, NC followed by Bible discussion 
groups, and on Saturday evening a musical pro- 
gram will be presented. Sunday morning will 
begin with a Sunrise Communion Service 
followed by Bible Study groups, and the 11 
o'clock morning worship service will be con- 
ducted by Dr. T. Hartley Hall, President, of 
Union Theological Seminary. 

Registration fee will be $10 (plus $5.00 for 
wife and each child in the family). If you would 
like to reserve a room at the college, the cost will 
be $34 per person which includes meals and 
linens. Registration forms can be secured from 
your church office. 



Resource Center 

(R-C) News 

Two of the Dobson series will be arriving from 
Word Video Club within the next few weeks: 
"Straight Talk to Families" and "Shaping The 
Will Without Breaking the Spirit" 
Please contact me on Wednesday or Thurs- 
day mornings at the Presbytery Office to 
schedule. 

A-V's: The WOC Birthday film - "Through 
The Deep Waters", "Witnessing 
Together in Central Africa", "Up 
Golden Creek" and "Rano No Siainana 
— Water Is Life" 
NOTE: Please be sure to order Word Video 
films through the Presbytery Office 
Resource Center ONLY. 

Christie McPherson 



The RESOURCE CENTER is composed of 
curricula, Vacation Bible School, and other 
materials and equipment, such as, overhead, 
filmstrip, and movie projectors and a VCR. 
This Resource Center is located on the third 
floor of the First Presbyterian Church in 
Asheville, adjacent to the Presbytery Office 
facilities. Miss Christie McPherson is the 
Resource Center Coordinator, and she works on 
Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Christie 
can be reached by writing to her at the Resource 
Center, 40 Church Street, Third Floor, 
Asheville, NC 28801 or she can be reached by 
telephone on Wednesday and Thursday morn- 
ings at 704-258-8143. If there is a need for 
materials on Tuesdays and Fridays, call me at 
the Grace Covenant Church, 254-3274. Nor- 
mally, it is wise to contact Christie in advance 
for reserving materials and equipment, and the 
general practice is for the users from the con 
gregations to pick up the same at the Presbytery 
Office. 

This Resource Center is a viable ministry 
operated by the Christian Education Committee 
of Asheville Presbytery for the utilization of the 
congregations within Presbytery. 

Lynn Thomas, 
C.E. Committee's Resource Chairman 



Many Issues Go To 
General Assembly 

May 29 - June 6, 1984 

The first Presbyterian General Assembly ever 
held in the state of Arizona will be the 196th 
General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.) beginning May 29 and ending June 6. 
It will be held in the downtown convention 
center, the Civic Plaza. 

Co-hosting the event is the Presbytery of 
Grand Canyon, which covers nearly two-thirds 
of the state of Arizona along with the Synod of 
the Southwest. Both have offices in Phoenix. 

From the opening day when a new moderator 
is elected to the closing day when a single Stated 
Clerk is elected, there will be a wide array of 
issues and overtures for consideration of the 
highest governing body of the newly reunited 
Presbyterian Church. 

Approximately 700 commissioners, chosen by 
their presbyteries throughout the country will 
work in committees and in plenary sessions on 
issues presented through overtures, study 
papers, resolutions and motions from the floor. 

The Reverend Richard Shelor, Pastor of the 
Black Mountain Church, and Mr. O.E. Starnes, 
Elder of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville are principal commissioners to the 
1984 General Assembly from Asheville 
Presbytery. The Reverend William Serjak, 
Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Sylva 
and Mrs. Virginia Stevens, Elder from Grace 
Covenant Church are alternates. Miss Alice 
Elizabeth Turk, a student at Princeton Univer- 
sity and a member of the First Church, 
Asheville, will be Youth Advisory Delegate. The 
Reverend Charles S. Moore, Executive 
Presbyter of Asheville Presbytery will also attend 
this General Assembly as a staff person from 
Asheville Presbytery and to be the resource per- 
son for Asheville Presbytery's Overture concern- 
ing reunion boundaries at the request of the 
Stated Clerk's Office of General Assembly. 



SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA HOLDS 
MEETING AT ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE 

The Synod of North Carolina held its meeting 
at St. Andrews Colleg in Laurinburg, N.C. on 
May 22-23, 1984. The 1984 Commissioners 
from Asheville Presbytery to this meeting were: 

Ministers: 

Ellen Dozier - New Hope 
Tyler Martin - Franklin 
Calvin Rice - Andrews 
John B. Stone - Etowah 
James Taylor - Swannanoa 
Allan Wildsmith - Murphy 
Billy Frank Woods - Morrison 

Laypersons: 

E.A. Andrews - Montreat 

Charles Fletcher - Bryson City 

Elmer Kilgore - Murphy 

Donald C. McKenzie - Swannanoa 

Furman Robertson - Waynesville 

Williard Sessler - Asheville First 

Robert Tindall - Hendersonville First 

The Reverend Charles S. Moore, Executive 
Presbyter of Asheville Presbytery, attended this 
meeting as a staff representative. 



New Kid on the Block 

Allan and Frances Wildsmith announce the 
arrival of their first child, Sarah Elizabeth. 
Sarah was born on Tuesday, April 24, at 8:40 
a.m. weighing in at 7 lbs. 11 ozs. and was 19V& 
inches long. Allan is the pastor of the Murphy 
Presbyterian Church. 




Feeding 
The Poor 

by Ginnie Stevens, 
Hunger Awareness Enabler 



Feeding the poor requires a many-faceted 
response. The column this month concerns the 
private response. Peter Maurin, in "Easy Essays" 
has described the most prevalent situation so 
well, I'm going to let him speak for himself. 

"In the first centuries of Christianity the 
hungry were fed at a personal sacrifice, the nak- 
ed were clothed at a personal sacrifice, the 
homeless were sheltered at a personal sacrifice. 
And because the poor were fed, clothed, and 
sheltered at a personal sacrifice, the pagans 
used to say about the Christians, 'See how they 
love each other.' In our day the poor are no 
longer fed, clothed, and sheltered at a personal 
sacrifice but at the expense of the taxpayers. 
And because the poor are no longer fed, clothed 
and sheltered at a personal sacrifice, the pagans 
say about the Christians, 'See how they pass the 
buck.' 

Has your church considered yet becoming 
part of the Presbytery 2C per Meal Mission Pro- 
gram? So far Cullowhee, Montreat, Waynes- 
ville, West Asheville, and Westminster have 
told us yes. Let us hear from you. 



Mary Baldwin College 

Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia, 
has maintained a close relationship with the 
Presbyterian Church since its founding in 1842. 
In recent years there has been an on -going re- 
examination of ways the College can serve bet- 
ter its Presbyterian family. 

The Board of Trustees has decided to give a 
waiver of tuition to the daughters of Presby- 
terian ministers who desire to matriculate. In 
the current year the cost to attend Mary 
Baldwin amounts to $8,850. Of this amount 
$5,200 is tuition. Thus in 1983-84 more than 
half the cost of attending Mary Baldwin is not 
required of ministers' daughters. The students 
will have to pay room and board fees. Contact 
Ann Brandt of Mary Baldwin College for addi- 
tional information at 704-885-0811, Ext. 368. 



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Presbyterian Home for Children 

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May 19( | 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1984 

une 5, 1984 — Last day to receive articles for 

June issue of OUR MOUNTAIN WORK, 
une 5, 1984 — Candidates Committee, 

1 o'clock (Place to be announced) 
une 10-16, 1984 - N.C. Presbyterian 

Women's Conference, Montreat, NC 
une 18, 1984 — Mission Committee, First 

Presbyterian Church, Asheville, 12 o'clock 

Noon 
une 19, 1984 — C.E. Committee, Grace 

Covenant Church, Asheville, 12 o'clock Noon 
une 21, 1984 — Committee on Ministry, meets 

at 5 p.m. followed by the C.R.V. Committee 

at 7:30 p.m., First Church, Asheville 
une 22-24, 1984 Men's Conference, Banner 

Elk, NC 

une 26, 1984 Finance (Budgets) Commit- 
tee, First Church, Asheville, 1 o'clock 
une 26, 1984 — Presbytery Council, First 

Church, Asheville, 3 p.m. 
une 28, 1984 — Last day to receive committee 

reports for duplication for Presbytery's 

dockett. 
uly 5, 1984 — Last day to receive articles for 

July issue of OUR MOUNTAIN WORK, 
uly 10, 1984 — Asheville Presbytery, Black 

Mountain Presbyterian Church, Host; 

registration, 9:00-9:30 a.m. 
September 17, 1984 — Mission Committee, 

Asheville First Church, 12 o'clock Noon 
September 18, 1984 — C.E. Committee, 

Franklin Church, 12 o'clock Noon 
September 20, 1984 — Committee on Ministry 

meets at 5 p.m., Candidates Committee 

meets at 5 p.m., followed by the C.R.V. 

Committee at 7:30 p.m, First Church, 

Asheville. 
September 25, 1984 — Presbytery Council, 



:ville First Church, 



u p.m. 

Asheville 

Host; 



Presbytery, 
registration 



October 9, 1984 - 

Kenilworth Church 

9:00-9:30 a.m. 
October 11-13, 1984 Face To Face, 

Greensboro, NC 
October 21-24, 1984 — Men's Convention, 

Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, Ga. 
October 22-24, 1984 -Wee Kirk Conference, 

Montreat, NC 



ffflemonal (Sifts 

Aitken, Mrs. Gertrude, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. Page 

Roth, Hendersonville, NC. 
Alexander, Mr. Jack, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Don 

Blankinship, Brevard, NC, Mr. & Mrs. Howard Barnes, 

Pisgah Forest, NC. 
Alexander, Mr. Walter, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Ellis 

Vaught, Tryon, NC. Ms. Lucille T. Pace, Mr. & Mrs. J.F. 

Woodhouse III, Mr. Roger W. Davis, Ms. Ruth F. Davis, 

Asheville, NC. 
Bangs, Mrs. Mary W., Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. R.D. 

Wettach, Mr. & Mrs. R.D. Eskridge, Asheville, NC, Ms. 

Virginia Hodges. Mrs. LB. Prince, Hendersonville, NC. 

Mr. & Mrs. Otis Stepp, Canton, NC. 
Benning, Mr. T.C., Sr. — Mr. John F. Tyndall, Candler, 

NC. 
Boone, Ms. Emma H., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Bryan 

Sheehan, Weaverville, NC. 
Breitenhirt, The Rev. B.B. Sr., Gastonia, NC — Mrs. 

Stanley Capps. Asheville, NC. 
Brent, Nickie, Paris, KY — Mr. & Mrs. Wade Elliott. 

Asheville, NC. 
Brown, Mr. Robert C. , Maxton, NC — Mrs. Stanley Capps, 

Asheville, NC. 
Bryson, Ms. Edna Dillard — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 

Hendersonville, NC. 
Burgess, Mr. Walter B., Black Mountain, NC — Parameter 

Generation & Control, Inc., Mr. & Mrs. James E. LeVine. 

The W.L. Wheelon Family, Black Mountain, NC. 
Byrd, Mr. Arthur M. — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 

Hendersonville, NC. 
Campbell, Mrs. Carrie Mae — Mr. & Mrs. J.E. Byer, 

Cullowhee, NC. 
Chambers, Mrs. Virgie Lee — Mr. & Mrs. Harold A. Sluder, 

Weaverville, NC. 
Charnock, Eunah T. — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown. Hender 

sonville, NC. 
Colburg, Mr. Arthur — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown. 

Hendersonville, NC. 
The Father of Mrs. R.H. Cox, Greensboro, NC — Ms. 

Allene Harberson, Hendersonville, NC. 



Davis, Mr. Charles Willet, Brevard, NC — Ms. Margaret 

Mooney, Mr. & Mrs. WE. Bradford, Mr. & Mrs. Don 

Blankinship, Mr. & Mrs. WW. Brittain, Mr. & Mrs. M.M. 

Feaster, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Jim Heglar, Mrs. Margaret M. 

Kimzey, Mrs. John Eastes, Brevard, NC. Mr. & Mrs. 

Howard Barnes, Mr. & Mrs. George Moore, Dr. & Mrs. 

Milton Massey, Pisgah Forest, NC. 
Dean, Mr. T.W. — Mr. John F. Tyndall, Candler, NC. 
Drews, Mr. Kurt C, Hendersonville, NC — International 

Harvester, Melrose Park, IL. 
Duncan, Mrs. Nancy, Asheville, NC — Women of Kenil 

worth Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 
Efird, Mrs. Bertie — Mr. & Mrs. A. Bryan Combs, Jr., 

Brevard, NC. 
Evans, Mrs. Bonnie Sams, Weaverville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

JR. Henderson. Mr. & Mrs. H. Mack Jones, Mr. & Mrs. 

Robert Schell. Carol and Becky, Mr. John Q. Schell, Mr. & 

Mrs. C.L. Epley, Jr., Mrs. Stanley Capps. Mr. & Mrs. R.D. 

Eskridge, Asheville, NC, The Ansel Smith Family, Fair- 
view, NC, Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Montreat, NC, Bob, Anne, 

David, Mike, and Beth Hughes, Candler, NC. 
Furr, Mrs. Elizabeth (Lissie) Greene, Asheville, NC — 

Jane, Deedee, Pete and Ellen Hildebrand. Mr. Willis H. 

Groce, Mrs. Holmes Bryson and Ashby, Mr. & Mrs. 

Thomas A. Groce, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. R. Glenn Snipes, Mrs. 

Arnold Phillips, Sr., Officers, Directors, and Employees of 

First Union National Bank, Ms. Luellen C. Pitts, Mrs. C. 

Robert Bell, Sr., Ms. Alice M. Weaver. Mr. & Mrs. J. 

Alfred Miller, Mrs. Winona McDonnold. Mr. & Mrs. John 

Arrowsmith, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Howard Runnion, Flet 

cher, NC, Mr. & Mrs. Dutch Rice. Weaverville, NC, Mr. & 

Mrs. Howard Wise, Mr. & Mrs. George West. Mr. & Mrs. 

Howard Wise, Jr., Candler. Mrs. Thomas A. Furness, Jr., 

Enka, NC. 
Gruver, Mrs. Harry, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Jay 

Hurley, Arnold, MD, Mr. & Mrs. Ron Rogers, Redding, 

CA, Mr. & Mrs. Samuel L. Rhodes, Sr., Spartanburg. SC. 

Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Snipes. Mr. & Mrs. John Erichson, Ms. 

Ann Cooper Adams, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Morrison, Mr. 

& Mrs. Henry Baker, Ms. Rachel H. Nelson. Asheville, NC. 
Harrell, Mrs. Pete — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 

Hendersonville. NC. 
Hart, Ms. Mary, Lenoir, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Henry M 

Stewart. Atlanta, GA. 
Hawthorne, Miss Alma, Asheville, NC — Ms. Winifred 

Lee, Ms. Ruth Fanning, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Morrison, 

Ms. Sarah G. Upchurch. Asheville, NC. Miss Janie 

Strickland, Greenville, SC. 
Hay, Mr. E.P., Burlington, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Robert B. 

Hay. Hendersonville, NC. 
Hershey, Ms. Sarah Louise — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 

Hendersonville, NC. 
Hester, Mr. Carl, Roxboro, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John Dosier, 

Asheville, NC. 
Holden, Mr. Albert F., Horse Shoe, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Albert Kimzey, Arden, NC. 
Houck, Mr. Jack Burris, Brevard, NC — Mr. Peter Eberle, 

Brevard, NC. 
Houlihan, Mr. Robert — Mr. Buck Lyda, Annandale, VA. 
Hughes, Ms. Mae — Mr. & Mrs. P.R. Bennett, Bryson City, 

NC. 
Jondrow, Mr. Jeremy, Reston, VA — Mr. & Mrs. P.E. 

Brintnall. Bryson City, NC. 
Jones, Mr. Perry — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Henderson 

ville, NC. 
Kilpatrick, Mrs. Jessica M., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Frank Robinson. James, Elizabeth, and David Johnson, Ms. 

Winifred Lee, Ms. Florence I. Ryan, Mr. Jack L. Mc- 

Cracken, City of Asheville • Inspection Division, Asheville, 

NC. 
Kimzey, Mr. John K., Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. George 

Moore, Pisgah Forest, NC. 
Knowles, Mr. Rodney, Mount Olive, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

E.B. Matheson, Brevard, NC. 
Lancaster, Mr. Kenneth — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 

Hendersonville, NC. 
Ledwell, Mrs. Ethel Taylor, Asheville, NC — The Luther 

Parris Family, Candler, NC, Mrs. Thomas A. Furness, Jr., 

Enka, NC. 
Magness, Mr. Jack, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

John L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC. 
Maurer, Mr. Mike — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hender 

sonville, NC. 
McKenna, Mr. Robert N., Brevard, NC— Mr. & Mrs. E.B. 

Matheson, Brevard, NC. 
Miller, Sue Neil "Mickie", Johnson City, TN — Mr. & 

Mrs. Tate Barlow, Canton, NC. 
Neville, The Rev. John C, Montreal, NC — Mr & Mrs. 

John L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC. 
Oates, Ms. Ethel Steppee, Brevard, NC — Mr. Peter Eberle, 

Brevard, NC. 
Patterson, Mr. Burrell, Dayton, OH — Mr. & Mrs. John H. 

Lyday, Hendersonville, NC. 
Pearch, Mr. W.M., Brevard, NC — Mr & Mrs. E.B. 

Matheson, Brevard, NC, Dr. & Mrs Milton Massey, Pisgah 

Forest, NC. 
Pittillo, Mr. Sydney F., Hendersonville, NC — Senator & 

Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, NC. 
Presnell, Elva, Asheville, NC — Mr & Mrs Paul Teal, 

Asheville, NC. 
Price, Mrs. John M., Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. John 

Jones, Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Goode, Hendersonville, NC. 
Rawlings, Mr. John F., Bloomington, IL — Mr. & Mrs. 

John G. Dorward, Flat Rock, NC. 
Rhodes, Mrs. Sudie K., Pisgah Forest, NC — Mr & Mrs. 

Floyd Evans. Horse Shoe, NC. 
Roof, Ms. Bernice S. — Mr. William B. Roof. Middletown, 

OH. 
Roof, Mr. Hugh H. — Mr. William B. Roof, Middletown, 

OH 
Roof, Ms. Jane B. — Mr. William B. Roof, Middletown, 

OH. 
Sawyer, Mr. Edwin — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hender 



sonville, NC. 

Sawyer, Mrs. Minnie Lou — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 
Hendersonville, NC. 

Shuford, Mr. Charles, Waynesville, NC — Judge Charles 
McDarris Family, Waynesville, NC. 

Smyth, Mr. William H. — Ms. Allene Harberson, Hender- 
sonville, NC. 

Sudduth, Mr. P. Frederick, Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. 
John Jones. Mr. & Mrs. William C. Talley, Mrs. Harry F. 
Williams, Sr., Ms. Mary Brooks Wollner. Syretha and Dora 
Sossamon, Mrs. C.F. Stonecipher, Mrs. T.H. Franks, Mrs. 
Etta T. Graham, Mr. & Mrs. L.A. Blair, Mrs. J.C Mor 
row, Jr., Ms. Elsie Ficker, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Ms. 
Elizabeth and Virginia Hodges, Hendersonville, NC, Dr. & 
Mrs. Julian R. Rogers, Greensboro. NC, Mr. & Mrs. 
William E. Felton, Arlington, TX, Dr. & Mrs. J. Sidney 
Hood. Lexington, NC, Mr. & Mrs. WD. Wood. 
Orangeburg, SC. Mrs. Russell Irwin, Mrs. Anne I. Edge, 
Cedartown, GA. Ms. Christine Clark Rountree, Jackson- 
ville, NC. 

Sullivan, Mrs. Hazel, Madeira, OH — The Luther Parris 
Family, Candler, NC. 

Tarr, Mr. John, Asheville, NC — Westminster Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. C.L. Epley, Jr., Asheville, NC. 

Taylor, The Rev. G. Aiken, Colmar, PA — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC, Mr. Doug Bolton, 
Lenoir, NC. 

Tennant, Mr. W. Gilbert, Asheville, NC — Mrs. Stanley 
Capps, Asheville, NC. 

Thornton, Mr. William G., Easton, MD — Mr. & Mrs. Jim 
Horton, Hendersonville, NC. 

Vance, Mr. Sam, Canton, NC — Ms. Doris Simpson. 
Etowah, NC, Mr. & Mrs. L.L. "Buddy" McDowell, Mr. & 
Mrs. Ray McDowell, Mr. & Mrs. C. Wayne McDowell, 
Mrs. Alma McDowell. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Rhinehart, Mr. 
& Mrs. McKay Rhinehart, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Williams, Mr. 
& Mrs. F.E. Shull, Canton, NC, Ms. Debbie Parramore, 
Mars Hill. NC, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Bob McDowell, Rock Hill, 
SC. Mr. & Mrs. Marvin H. McDowell, Pasadena, TX, Mr. 
& Mrs. Jonathan Miller. Lufkin, TX. 

Wiggins, Mr. James Wayne, Waynesville, NC — Anne 
Parker King & Family, Murphy, NC. 

Winchester, Mrs. Ida — Mr. & Mrs. Wolfgang Selle, 
Pisgah Forest, NC 

Winchester, Mrs. Katie, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Howard Barnes, Pisgah Forest. NC. 

Zimmerman, Mr. William, Wheeling, W. VA — Mr. & 
Mrs. F.E. Shull, Canton, NC. 



Continued from p. 1 

and Relations Chairman, Sylvia 
Crawford Montreat Church; Leadership and 
Resources, Margaret Marquis — Montreat; 
White Cross, Maude Hudson Oak Forest 
Church; Montreat-Anderson College Chair- 
man, Carlisle Hoyt — Montreat Church; 
Presbyterian Home Chairman, Carol 
Burnett Grace Covenant Church; Auditor, 
Margaret Baker— West Asheville Church; 
Birthday Interpreter, Mozelle Edwards — High- 
lands First Church; and Nominating Commit- 
tee Chairman, Thelma Baker Black Mountain 
Church. 

We are looking forward to the year ahead, for 
as we yield our talents, great or small, and are 
concerned today for tomorrow, we will build 
with loving hearts, strong minds and eager 
hands. May the fruit of the Spirit show in our 
lives as we work together. If we give our best, we 
are reminded of Matthew 7:20, "Thus you will 
know them by their fruits." We ask God's help 
for today and all the year, to walk together in 
His light, knowing that He never asks us more 
than He knows we can accomplish. 

REMEMBER, PLEASE! MAIL YOUR 
REGISTRATION FEE AND MAKE YOUR 
RESERVATIONS FOR THE NORTH 
CAROLINA WOMEN'S CONFERENCE! Are 
your name tags ready? Please send them to me 
by May 30. (P.O. Box 931, Highlands, NC 
28741) 



May 1984 

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Our Mountain Work 

PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 



Vol. LXXXV No. 23 



Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 



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June 1984 



THE LOVING WAY 
CAMPAIGN 

Presbyterian Home For Children 




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Mr. John F. Shuford 
Chairman 



Mrs. Charles Rawls 
Vice- Chairman 



The Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian Home for Children is 
pleased to announce that John F. Shuford and Mrs. Charles T. Rawls, 
both of Asheville, have been elected to serve as Chairman and Vice- 
Chairman, respectively, of the Home's $1.7 million "LOVING WAY 
CAMPAIGN," according to the Rev. David Parks, Board Chairman. 

John F. Shuford, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville, is senior partner in the law firm of Shuford, Frue, Best & 
Brondyke, Inc. He and his wife are members of the Home's Honorary 
Parents organization. 

Mrs. Rawls, an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church, Asheville, is 
a Trustee of the Home and has been active in local church and civic af- 
fairs for a number of years. She is a former board member of 
Montreat- Anderson College and the Asheville Art Museum. 

The "LOVING WAY CAMPAIGN" is the first capital funds effort 
in the Home's 80 year history. The campaign seeks permanent money 
for the Home's endowment and also funds for the renovation of the 
Home's principal buildings — the main living dormitory, the gym, and 
the service building. 

Chairman Shuford states, "The Home has been a valuable ministry 
to homeless children of Western North Carolina for many years. A suc- 
cessful LOVING WAY CAMPAIGN will secure the successful opera- 
tion of the Home for another 80 years by raising the institution's en- 
dowment to the $2 million level. The Home needs the sacrificial sup- 
port of it's friends through this capital fund effort. Donors will be 
asked to consider pledging over a 5-year period, 1984-1988." 

The Rev. Skip Taylor, pastor of Swannanoa Presbyterian Church 
and the children's pastor at the Home, has agreed to serve as chaplain 
to the "LOVING WAY CAMPAIGN." As chaplain, Skip will work 
with the campaign staff as their spiritual advisor. During this period of 
planning and organization, Skip requests that everyone pray for the 
Home and the children. He asks that you pray for the Board of 
Trustees and their decisions, the campaign leaders and their mission, 
the campaign staff for guidance, and for the Home itself for what a 
successful campaign can mean to the Home. 

Skip states, "We know God is with us, but God needs to know you 
are with us in the LOVING WAY CAMPAIGN.' " 






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171st Annual Meeting of the 
Synod of N.C. 

by Robert Milks, Associate Editor 
THE PRESBYTERIAN NEWS 

General Secretary John D. MacLeod, Jr. was unanimously elected to 
a second three-year term as chief executive officer at the 171st annual 
meeting of Synod, held at St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurin- 
burg May 22-23. In other elections at the meeting, Sally L. McQueen 
of Statesville, a laywoman, was elected moderator and Dr. Alfred E. 
Thomas of Durham, executive presbytery, was chosen moderator-in- 
nomination. 

In addition, Dr. Tyrone L. Burkette was installed as staff associate 
for Synod ministries at the worship service on the second morning of 
the meeting. He has been working in his position, a new one, since 
February. 

The moderator of Synod's Council, the Reverend Earle Roberts of 
Charlotte, told commissioners that the Council brought the recom- 
mendation to re-elect MacLeod enthusiastically and as the result of 
careful evaluation. MacLeod was elected to his first term at the annual 
meeting in 1981. 

In a "State-of-the-Synod" address the day before his election, 
MacLeod said he had definite ideas about which way the Synod should 
go when he came three years ago, but planned to be subject to the 
scrutiny of the Council and the Synod. 

"Things haven't gone exactly as planned," he said, "but in some 
cases they've gone better. The best thing is reunion. The new church is 
better than either has known before." 

Some other topics he addressed in the report included: 

-Our involvement in higher education in the future, particularly in 
light of several institutions in the state related to the former United 
Presbyterian Church. 

-Budget: the Synod operated in the black in 1983 and will in 1984. 
MacLeod praised budget chairman Joseph Pickard for his work during 
the past two years. 

-The Joint Hunger Program with former United Presbyterians, "one 
of the most signal things we've accomplished before reunion." 

-Campus ministry, which he called "unsteady." He said he hopes 
Burkette's work in that area will help. 

In another report on the Synod, retiring Moderator James M. Mc- 
Chesney, drew attention to the need "to find new and better ways to 
respond to a very real budget crunch." In his written report, he called 
for the Synod to "move beyond isolated or band-aid solutions, to face 
head-on the painful possibility that Synod may have to phase out some 
of its programs or negotiate for their funding at another court level at 
the same time finding new sources for funding highly visible ministries 
to which the Synod is strongly committed." 

The new moderator, Mrs. McQueen, is the widow of a minister, the 
Reverend John W. McQueen. A graduate of Agnes Scott College and 
the Presbyterian School of Christian Education, she have been active 
on all levels of the church. She is a former chairman of Synod's 
Ministry Group on Women and edits Concord Presbytery's page in 
THE PRESBYTERIAN NEWS. 

The new moderator-in-nomination, Alfred Thomas, was called to 
the executive position in Orange Presbytery last August. Before that, 
he served for 13 years as director of Synod's Career and Personal 
Counseling Service, leading development of its comprehensive career 
counseling program for adults. He also served previously as 
Presbyterian chaplain at the Butner institutional complex and in 
several pastorates. He is a graduate of Davidson College and Union 
Seminary and holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina. 

Aside from the reports on the Synod, commissioners heard reports 
on the church at large as well, from Sara B. Moseley, moderator of the 
General Assembly Council, and from North Carolina's three members 
of the Council, the Reverend Robert E. Burns, the Reverend Lewis 
Bledsoe, and the Reverend Clements Lamberth. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



June 1984 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



Canton Presbyterian 
Church 

Canton, NC 

Our church observed the Witness Season with 
a dinner March 22 at which time Mr. and Mrs. 
Joe Hopper, Missionaries to Korea, showed 
slides and exhibited interesting artifacts. We 
were especially grateful that the offering well 
exceeded the $400 quota. 

At a meal sponsored by the Women of the 
Church, May 17, Mrs. Martha Pyle of Montreat 
brought the birthday message. She spoke of the 
Third World Leadership Center, located in 
Seoul, Korea, which is being supported by the 
WOC birthday offering. The Men of the 
Church were guests. 

Dr. David W. Nash, minister, has been con- 
ducting Bible studies from the Gospel of Luke 
on Sunday evenings. These studies have been 
well attended. Dr. Nash recently attended a 
meeting of Parish Clergy in Dayton, Ohio, and 
reported that this meeting was enjoyable and 
well worthwhile. 

Reems Creek United 
Presbyterian Parish 

Weaverville, NC 

Our parish traditionally collects the One 
Great Hour of Sharing offering once at each 
church (Palm Sunday at one, Easter at the 
other). Responding to the appeal made at 
Presbytery, we sent our Palm Sunday O.G.H.S. , 
$272, to the Tornado Relief Fund. Our Easter 
collection was sent through normal channels for 
future use. Our total to the O.G.H.S. this year 
was $677. 

On May 5-6, we had a special guest, Dr. 
Harry Altman, Jr., Presbyterian Missionary for 
the last ten years at the Shikoku Christian Col- 
lege in Japan. He and his family are spending 
their furlough year at St. Andrews College in 
Laurinburg. His slide presentation on Saturday 
evening and sermon on Sunday morning gave 
our people renewed joy for the mission in Japan. 
This overnight visit also gave Harry a chance to 
make a rare visit to his parents' home here in 
Reems Creek Valley where they have retired. 

Ministry Seven 

Hendersonville, NC 

MINISTRY SEVEN reports some sizeable 
figures which gives a glimpse of what is happen- 
ing as less fortunate, and many times destitute, 
people come to Hendersonville. 

For instance, 1,052 meals were served at 
Samaritan House in April - that's 35 a dayl And 
at the same location, where capacity is 11 beds 
per night, 350 was the total monthly bed use for 
the same month. Samaritan House at 639 Maple 
Street is used exclusively to give emergency help 
to men and families. Bethesda House, 622 Pace 
Street, serves only women and just recently 
Larry and Geneva Goodwin have been added as 
full time "live-in" supervisors there. 

MINISTRY SEVEN has recently set up a ser- 
vice which could be of help to home owners. 
Through one of its volunteer staff skilled in 
landscaping, workers will do all kinds of yard 
work in the area. Moderate fees are paid to 
Ministry Seven and workers receive a percentage 
but the transaction amounts to a contribution. 
This ministry is supported by both the First 
Church and Trinity Church in Hendersonville. 



First Presbyterian 
Church 

Hendersonville, NC 

Betty and Bob Henderson have returned 
from attending the Bethel Series Training 
Seminary at Madison, Wisconsin. The Bethel 
Series requires the Senior Pastor and spouse to 
attend the training seminar as a prerequisite for 
the series being implemented in a congregation. 
It involved about fifty-five hours of intense 
training. "It was good for the two of us to have 
an occasion to be stretched, pushed, and to 
have our vision and sights lifted. We are looking 
initially at a four year involvement but, more 
accurately, at a ten to fifteen year congrega- 
tional involvement which will lead us to the kind 
of adult Biblical literacy for which we are striv- 
ing. The next visible step will be in late Summer 
or early Fall when we begin the process of select- 
ing the ten or twelve persons from the congrega- 
tion who will commit themselves to the 
disciplines of becoming Bethel teachers." 



First Presbyterian 
Church 

Waynesville, NC 

The First Presbyterian Church of Waynesville 
regretfully announce they are losing their cur- 
rent Minister, The Rev. John-Nelson Pope. 
John plans to enter the Post-Baccalaureate 
Premedical Program at Bryn Mawr College, 
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania on June 6, 1984. His 
last Sunday in the pulpit was May 20, 1984. The 
congregation honored John, Joy and Bethany 
with a farewell reception on May 20th giving 
them their best wishes for happiness and success 
in this new venture. 



First Presbyterian 
Church 

Highlands, NC 

The First Church of Highlands sponsors THE 
HIGHLANDS LITERACY COUNCIL, which 
is alive and well. Five volunteers have signed up 
to participate in a Laubach Reading/Teaching 
Workshop. Needs are many - money for sup- 
plies and advertising; volunteers to teach others 
to read; students who need to learn to read and 
write and who wish to improve their present 
skills; those who speak a foreign language and 
wish to improve their English. Your prayers and 
help are urgently needed for this worthy cause. 



West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, NC 

The Women of the Church met May 1 and 
elected new officers for 1984-85 year. Con- 
gratulations and best wishes to the following: 

President 

Margaret Patton 
1st Vice President 

Frances Choate 



Personal Faith & Family Life Chairman 

Ellen Schramm 
Christian Community Action Chairman 

Marie Clarke 
Ecumenical Mission & Relations Chairman 

Dot Hawkins 
Leadership & Resource Chairman 

Helen Bell 

Chairman for Circle #2 

Banks Misenheimer 
Chairman for Circle #4 

Betty Edwards 
Chairman for Circle #5 

Bettie Bullard 



Westminister 
Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, NC 

The offering presented to the Medical 
Benevolent Foundation after the Mission dinner 
in March totaled $61. The following is a portion 
of the letter from Mrs. Caryl Yosko, Executive 
Secretary for MBF to the Westminister Church: 

We have the check for $61.00. Please thank the 
members of Westminster for their gift and 
assure them that this amount will go a long way 
to inoculate many babies against so many ill- 
nesses we, here in the United States, don't even 
think of anymore. There are always babies at 
the clinics who need their shots and always more 
yet to come. The parade is never ending and the 
need is always present. I know Dr. McGill will 
be grateful for your help and concern. 

I am sending you a 'shopping list' made up by 
some of the missionary wives asking for items 
that they need all the time. These are small 
items that groups might like to gather. . . . 



Grace Covenant 
Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, NC 

In July, Grace Covenant Church will begin 
their WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS for ages 3 
through grade 5: 

July 11- Water Day - sprinklers on the 
grounds, water slides, games and watermelon. 

July 18 - Movie/Storytelling Day - Movies, 
storytelling, and a visit from the Presby pup- 
pets. 

July 25 - Field Trip Day - A trip to the Health 
Adventure 

On Sunday, June 3, after the 11 o'clock wor- 
ship, a picnic lunch was prepared to honor all 
Sunday school leaders, teachers, youth advisers, 
along with their families. 

Tuesday, July 3, Grace Covenant members 
will host another graduation event for the Pre- 
Release Training Program for prisoners. The 
members will bring a covered dish; the church 
will provide the meat. 

These our guests, our sons in Christ, were im- 
prisoned for various crimes, won honor grade, 
became eligible for parole consideration, were 
transferred to Hazelwood Prison near Hender- 
sonville, and are winding up four weeks of train- 
ing to reenter society. Over the past four years, 
the participation at these events by the members 
of the congregation have been warm and 
numerous. The families, sweethearts, and train- 
ing staff are all included for this graduation 
celebration. 



June 1984 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



Women Of The 
Church 




by Georgette Steins, Pres. 

"Serve the Lord with gladness; come before 
His presence with singing." Psalm 100:2 

As we begin this new year, may we keep in 
mind that we have a real responsibility and a 
rare privilege to work together as Christians to 
make our lives meaningful and productive. Life 
is not always "rosy". There are disappoint- 
ments, heartaches, frustrations and, yes, ag- 
gravations. All of our inadequacies and defi- 
ciencies, as well as our talents and abilities, have 
been committed to God. Our strength is in Him! 

Does it sound fantastic to say that those who 
serve God can have the ability and the strength 

to do all that is asked and more? May we 

have the wisdom to handle the responsibility 
wisely and the grace to accept difficulties easily 
because we serve in the spirit and after the ex- 
ample of Christ. 

The best of life is in the songs we sing, the 
prayers we pray and the hopes and dreams we 
carry in our hearts. 

DATES TO REMEMBER! 

AUGUST 18-COUNCIL MEETING 10:00 

A.M.- WAYNESVILLE 
SEPTEMBER 22 -FALL TRAINING AND 

RALLY DAY -FRANKLIN 
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW! 



A Celebration of Our 
Presbyterian Heritage 

The third Celebration of Our Presbyterian 
Heritage, co-sponsored by the Historical Foun- 
dation and the Montreat Conference Center, 
will be held the weekend of July 13-15. This 
year's conference will center on Evangelism in 
the Presbyterian Tradition. Among the leaders 
will be Dr. John R. Hendrick of Austin 
Presbyterian Theological Seminary and Dr. T. 
Erskine Clarke of Columbia Theological 
Seminary, with others in the discussion. Dr. 
James A. Forbes of Union Theological 
Seminary, New York will speak at the Saturday 
evening celebration, to be followed by a recep- 
tion at the Historical Foundation. Dr. John 
Mulder, President of Louisville Presbyterian 
Seminary, will preach on Sunday morning. 

For further information, write the Montreat 
Conference Center, P.O. Box 907, Montreat, 
N.C. 28757. 



June 1984 

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40 Church Street Asheville, N.C. 28801 

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Other Actions Of Synod 

The Synod adopted a policy statement oppos- 
ing the death penalty in North Carolina at the 
171st annual meeting in what was the one heavi- 
ly debated social issue. Meetings of Synod in re- 
cent years have generally included extensive 
debate on four or five issues. 

A substitute motion from the floor to refer 
the paper back to the ministry group for further 
study lost on an initial count of 72-71. A re- 
quested recount was 73-70 against the 
substitute. The original paper was then adopted 
76-61. 

One commissioner in favor of referring the 
paper back to the committee said he believed 
the theological work in the document was "pret- 
ty poor" in citing only biblical verses that sup- 
ported one view. He noted other verses support- 
ing capital punishment and noted the theory 
behind the Old Testament advocacy of the 
death penalty. 

A number of the other actions of Synod in- 
volved voting on recommendations from Synod's 
Council. Some of those actions by Synod were: 

-Changing the formula for representation to 
the meeting of Synod, so that the number of 
commissioners will drop from this year's figure 
of about 300 to about 200 in 1985. 

-Lowering the required operating reserves 
from six months' salaries and necessary expenses 
to four month's of those two. Budget chairman 
Joseph Pickard said the budget committee and 
the Council felt the mandatory reserve was too 
high. 

-Adopting a mission budget for 1985 of 
$1,708,116, up from the 1984 budget of 
f 1,578, 930. Commissioners also adopted a per 
capita assessment to fund the Office of Synod of 
$1.27. The office budget will be $209,276. 

-Authorizing traditional special offerings for 
Barium Springs Home for Children and the 
Presbyterian Home and a new one for Union 
Seminary. Pickard said the Articles of Agree- 
ment in the Plan for Reunion specify that the 
percentage of support for seminaries should be 
the same as in the year before reunion. The 
budget does not achieve that figure, he said; in 
fact, it reflects a cut from last year's figure. The 
special offering represents a way of achieving 
that percentage, the budget committee believes. 
Pickard said the offering will probably be need- 
ed for two or three years after 1985, until a 
uniform way of funding seminaries is developed 
by the Assembly. 

Commissioners also approved a board of 
governors to supervise the Presbyterian Home in 
High Point and three planned homes for the ag- 
ing in Raleigh, Davidson, and Laurinburg; ap- 
proved the transfer of several churches from the 
former United Presbyterian Church Holston 
Presbytery in North Carolina to Asheville 
Presbytery; and heard that the reactivated 
North Carolina Presbyterian Foundation has set 
a goal for 1984 of raising $100,000 from at least 
1,000 Presbyterians in North Carolina for a 
number of Synod ministries. 



Distribution Of The 

Presbyterian News 

by Charles S. Moore, Executive Presbyter 

Churches of Asheville Presbytery are en- 
couraged to mail an updated church roll to Dr. 
John D. MacLeod, Jr., General Presbyter, 
Synod of North Carolina, PO Box 10785, 
Raleigh, NC 27605. As time permits, this up- 
dated church roll will insure that all members of 
each congregation will receive monthly a copy 
of THE PRESBYTERIAN NEWS, the news- 
paper of the Synod of North Carolina. 



Questions 




by Ginnie Stevens, 
Hunger Action Enabler 

Number One: The congregations of Black 
Mountain, Cullowhee, Montreat, New Hope, 
Swannanoa, Warren Wilson, Waynesville, West 
Asheville, and Westminster have all notified the 
Asheville Presbytery Hunger Task Force of their 
intention to participate in the 2$ per Meal Mis- 
sion Program. What about your congregation? 

Number Two: Three similar "hunger action" 
workshops are being planned this summer. As 
well as Hunger Action Persons from each con- 
gregation, all interested Presbyterians are in- 
vited. The schedule is as follows: Swannanoa 
First Presbyterian, July 19, 7:00-9:30 p.m.; 
Franklin Presbyterian, August 18, 10:00 
a.m. -12:30 p.m.; Brevard-Davidson River 
Presbyterian, August 23, 7:00-9:30 p.m. Why 
don't you come? Call me (253-0159) for more in- 
formation. 

Number Three: A year ago Charlotte Mack, 
of the Etowah congregation, began her time as a 
Volunteer in Mission health professional in 
Bangladesh. Now the James Hornsby family 
(Jim was pastor at the Cullowhee church) is 
preparing for work with Habitat for Humanity 
with the Integrated Rural Development Unit of 
CEPAD (Protestant relief organization) in 
Nicaragua. I know another member of this 
Presbytery who is preparing for mission. All of 
these normal, older Christians are answering 
God's call to help those who are poor and needy. 
Are you listening? Am I listening? 



Mission Yearbook 
Savings Offered 

The 1985 Mission Yearbook for Prayer and 
Study is now available in quantities that will 
save Presbyterians money. Bulk orders with full 
payment should be placed before July 15 to 
guarantee savings of more than 50-60 percent 
over the cost of single copies. 

This yearbook will feature new articles outlin- 
ing practical principles for practicing 
evangelism within the church. Each Sunday 
page will offer scripture readings, a prayer of 
dedication, a hymn lectionary and a Minute for 
Mission. There are 20 pages of full color photos 
of Presbyterian mission. The worship and mis- 
sion life of Native American Presbyterians will 
be highlighted. 

The bulk ordering process allows presbyteries 
and congregations to purchase 50 or more 
copies of the 1985 Mission Yearbook (mailed to 
the same address) for $2 per copy; 100 or more 
copies of the Mission Yearbook (in multiples of 
50 only) for $1.50 per copy (mailed to the same 
address). Send prepaid orders to: Presbyterian 
Distribution Services, 905 Interchurch Center, 
475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115. 



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June 19* 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1984 

July 8, 1984 — Last day to receive articles for 

July issue of OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
July 10, 1984 -- Asheville Presbytery, Black 

Mountain Presbyterian Church, Host; 

registration, 9:00-9:30 a.m. 
July 30-August 4, 1984 - Fun In The Son, 

Jekyll Island, GA. 
August 6-11, 1984 - Fun In The Son, Jekyll 

Island, GA. 
August 6, 1984 — Last day to receive articles 

for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
September 5, 1984 — Last day to receive arti- 
cles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
September 17, 1984 Mission Committee, 

Asheville First Church, 7 p.m. 
September 18, 1984 C.E. Committee, 

Franklin Church, 12 o'clock Noon 
September 20, 1984 — Committee on Ministry 

meets at 5 p.m., Candidates Committee 

meets at 5 p.m., followed by the C.R.V. 

Committee at 7:30 p.m, First Church, 

Asheville. 
September 25, 1984 - Presbytery Council, 

Asheville First Church, 3 p.m. 
October 3, 1984 — Last day to receive articles 

for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
October 9, 1984 Asheville Presbytery, 

Kenilworth Church, Host; registration 

9:00-9:30 a.m. 
October 11-13, 1984 Face To Face, 

Greensboro, NC 
October 21-24, 1984 — Men's Convention, 

Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, Ga. 
October 22-24, 1984 Wee Kirk Conference, 

Montreat, NC 
November 5, 1984 — Last day to receive arti- 
cles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
December 4, 1984 Last day to receive articles 

for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 



Memorial (SiftB 



Alexander, Mr. Walter W., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. J. 

Ross Hessee, Candler, NC. 
Bagwell, Mr. L.E., Raleigh, NC — Ms. Allene Harberson, 

Hendersonville, NC. 
Beddingfield, Mr. John, Hayesville, NC — Mrs. Viola W. 

Gray, Hayesville, NC. 
Border, Dr. Charles Richard, Hazelwood, NC — Mr. & 

Mrs. M.E. Davis, Dr. & Mrs. LeRoy Roberson, Mr. & Mrs. 

Larry Plott, Adult Sunday School Class of First 

Presbyterian Church, Ms. Ida Jean Brown, Mr. & Mrs. 

Robert H. Hall, Women of First Presbyterian Church, Dr. 

& Mrs. Hugh S. Daniel, Waynesville. NC. 
Bradley, Mr. Charles W., North Vale, NJ — Men's Bible 

Class of First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. James C. 

Horton, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Borland, Hendersonville, NC. 
Breitenhirt, The Rev. B.B., Sr., Gastonia, NC — Mr. & 

Mrs. Cecil W. Parham. Asheville, NC. 
Brown, Dr. James S., Beaufort, SC — Mr. & Mrs. Wayne 

E. Seppanen, Mr. & Mrs. B.H. Laughridge, Jr., Mrs. 

Ralph S. Crawford, Mr. & Mrs. L.A. Blair, Ms. Virginia 

W. Karrell, Mrs. Walter Pike, Hendersonville, NC. 
Mrs. Julie Brown's Mother — Mr. & Mrs. C.L. Epley, Ashe 

ville, NC. 
Brownlee, Ms. Arleen Holler, Asheville, NC — Mrs. 

Christine H. Glenn, Asheville, NC. 
Burgess, Mr. Walter, Black Mountain, NC — Betty & Bub 

Tyson. Black Mountain, NC. 
Davis, Mr. Charles Willet, Brevard, NC — Gertie Rhodes, 

Ella Lance and J.B. Lance. Brevard, NC. 
Dean, Mr. Luther T., El Paso, TX — Mr. & Mrs. Richard 

Gardner. Hendersonville, NC. 
Dean, Mr. Thomas Wilson — Mr. & Mrs. John P. Dosier, 

Asheville, NC. 
Deavor, Mr. Robert R., Jr., Tampa, FL — Mr. & Mrs. 

L.P. Deavor, Brevard, NC. 
Dews, Mrs. Tom, Sr., Hampton, GA. — Mr. & Mrs. C.A. 

Worrall, Asheville, NC. 
Drews, Mr. Kurt — Mr, & Mrs. Richard Gardner, Hender 

sonville, NC. 
Dunn, Mrs. May A., Asheville, NC — Ms. Jean Owenby, 

Asheville, NC. Mr. John P. Riley, Melrose, MA. Mr. & 

Mrs. T.A. Charshee, Punta Gorda, FL. Ms. Margaret A. 

Stamey, Ms. Cora E. Morrison, Canton, NC. 
Freeman, Mrs. Grace, Jacksonville, FL. — Shumate Taylor 

Bible Class of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 

Asheville, NC. 
Furr, Mrs. Dan, Asheville, NC — Women of First Presbyte- 
rian Church, Miss Lavinia Simpson, Dr. & Mrs. Albert 

Berry, Mr. & Mrs. T.W. Pritchard, Jr., Mrs. Albert Par- 

ramore, Asheville, NC. Mattie Franklin, Bill Franklin & 

Family, Wilmington, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Rod Taylor, Black 

Mountain, NC. Marie, Colon & Debra Furr, Enka, NC. 



Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hendrickson, Marion, 1L. Mr. & Mrs. 

Earl Ware, Decatur, TN. Mrs. Katie Lou Greene, 

Mooresboro, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Ted Greene, Enka. NC. Mr. 

R.E. Colgate and APACCarolina, Inc., Asheville. NC. 
Gaines, Mrs. Minnie N. Gaines, Brevard, NC. — Mr. V.L. 

Gaines, Brevard, NC. 
Goodyear, I. — M. Joyner. 
Greene, Mrs. Dessie, Bryson City, NC — Mr. & Mrs. George 

Wheeler, Jr., Brevard, NC. 
Harrison, Mr. M.O., Tallahassee, FL. — Mr. & Mrs. Frank 

M. Heckendorn II, Aiken, SC. 
Hawthorne, Miss Alma, Asheville, NC — Women of First 

Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 
Heath, Mrs. Eva, Dunedin, FL. — Mr. & Mrs. Frank Munt. 

Hendersonville, NC. 
Hipp, Mrs. Jean Jones, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. Dean 

H. Keith, Ms. Isabel W. Duff, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, 

Ms. Allene Harberson, Hendersonville, NC. Mr. & Mrs. 

Ralph T. Jones, Jr., Martin. SC. 
Huff, Mr. J.W. — Mr. & Mrs. R. Thayer Church, Asheville, 

NC. 
Johnson, Mr. Doug, Tarboro, NC — Ms. Elizabeth N. 

Carter, Black Mountain, NC. 
Johnson, Mrs. I.E., Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. 

Leonard Barber, Hendersonville, NC. 
Johnson, Mr. Vernon, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. Leander 

Johnson, Hendersonville, NC. 
Kilpatrick, Mr. James M., CA — Mr. & Mrs. J. Everett 

Scroggs, Canton, NC. 
Leech, Mrs. Blanche E. — Mrs. Edna E. Baker, McClure, 

PA. 
Ledwell, E. — Ms. Dorothy Gaddy, Asheville, NC 
Lomas, Mr. David, Clover, SC. — Rankin -Patterson Oil 

Co., Asheville, NC. 
Lovingood, Mrs. Phillip, Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & 

Mrs. Leonard Barber, Hendersonville, NC. 
May, Mr. Dan, Hendersonville, NC — Ms. Allene 

Harberson, Hendersonville, NC. 
Melton, Mr. Moss, Brevard, NC — Mrs. Minnie M. Allison, 

Brevard, NC. 
Oates, Mrs. Ethel, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. D.F. 

Stoneback, Brevard, NC. 
Owenby, Mrs. Belle Fisher, Hendersonvile, NC — Mrs. 

Oscar Fisher & Children, East Flat Rock, NC. 
Parker, Mrs. Margaret, Asheville, NC — Mrs. Pearl 

Osborne. Asheville. NC. 
Robinson, Christine Bobbie Moore, Asheville, NC — Mr. 

W.C. Hicklin, Arden, NC. 
Sack, Mr. Donald H., Iowa City, Iowa — Mr. & Mrs. 

Ansley Cope, Hendersonville. NC. 
Salley, Mrs. Winifred Swift, Asheville, NC — Mrs. W.F. 

Swift. Mr. William F. Swift, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. J.N. Swift. 

Waynesville, NC. Mr. & Mrs. OR. McDonald, Lamed, 

KS. 
Sanders, Mr. John, Asheville, NC — Shumate-Taylor Bible 

Class of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Circle #2 of 

West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Edwards Memorial 

Bible Class of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 

Asheville, NC. 
Schoenheit, Ms. Elizabeth — Mr. & Mrs. William 1". Taylor, 

Asheville, NC. 
Scruggs, Mr. Royce — Mr. & Mrs. J. Everett Scroggs, 

Canton, NC. 
Shorter, Mr. Joseph S., Blacksburg, VA — Women of 

Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 
Smith, Mrs. Alma, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. R.D. 

Eskridge. Asheville, NC. 
Stallings, Mr. Monroe, Brevard, NC — Senator & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville, NC. 
Sudduth, Mr. P.F., Hendersonville, NC — Ms. Allene 

Harberson, Hendersonville, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Albert K. 

Holmes, Chattanooga, TN. 
Sullivan, Mrs. Hazel Bird, Madeira, OH — C Snyder, H 

Schneider, Women's Bible Class of Oak Forest Presbyterian 

Church, Asheville. NC. Ms. Jane Van Dis, Saugatuck, MI. 
Taggart, Mrs. Mabel Burt, Candler, NC — Buncombe 

County Board of Education Central Office Staff, Mr. & 

Mrs. Edward L. Morgan, Mrs. Arnold Phillips, Sr., 

Women's Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church. Miss 

Lacy Young, Mrs. Florrie Addison, Men's Bible Class of 

First Presbyterian Church, Alpha Delta Kappa, Int. Sorori 

ty for Women Educators Beta Upsilon Chapter, Mr. & Mrs. 

V.H. Brown. Asheville. NC. Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. 

McKenzie, Black Mountain, NC. Mr. & Mrs. J. Ross 

Hessee, Jr. Candler, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Elbert C. Wilkey, 

Enka, NC. 
Taylor, Mr. Harold, Lewisburg, W. VA — Women of 

Sylva Presbyterian Church, Sylva, NC. 
Tisdale, Col. James W., Jr., Fairfax, VA — Mrs. Walter 

Alexander, Asheville, NC. 
White, Miss Rachel, Asheville, NC — Miss Leona Turner, 

Mr. & Mrs. Walter McClure, Betty & Jack Smith, Cynthia 

and Jeffrey, Asheville, NC. 
Wiley, Mrs. Eloise B., Asheville, NC — Mrs. Katherine Y. 

Torrence, Asheville. NC. 
Winchester, Mrs. Ida, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. D.F. 

Stoneback, Circle #2 of Brevard Davidson River 

Presbyterian Church, Brevard, NC. 

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY GIFT 

Colwell, Mr. Robert F., Brevard, NC — Robert L. Oates 
& Family, Brevard, NC. 




Karla Buckner 
And Donald 
Taylor Are 
Married At The 

Home 

Karla Buckner 
of The Presby- 
terian Home 
For Children 

Karla Buckner, a resident of The 
Presbyterian Home for the past 12 years, was 
married in a lovely ceremony at The Home, 
Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. Mr. Donald C. 
MacKenzie, Director, gave the bride in mar- 
riage to Donald Taylor of Black Mountain. 
Karla graduated from Owen High School in the 
spring and is attending McDowell Technical 
College working toward a degree in 
cosmotology. Donald graduated from Owen 
High School and from A-B Technical College 
and is attending McDowell Tech for further 
studies. 

A friend of the groom performed the wedding 
ceremony. After the wedding ceremonies, Mr. 
and Mrs. MacKenzie were hosts to a reception 
honoring the bride and groom and their friends. 
Karla and Donald will make their home in 
Black Mountain. 



Resource Center 
(RC) News 

The first in a series of five A/V's: Two Dob- 
son films, SHAPING THE WILL WITHOUT 
BREAKING THE SPIRIT, and STRAIGHT 
TALK TO FAMILIES are available now. 
Please schedule with me on Wednesday or 
Thursday mornings or call me at home, 
298-7383. 

Books: FAMILY MINISTRY - RESOURCE 
AND PROGRAM GUIDE 

The RC has some extra brochures on: 1) Fun 
In The Son (youth conference on Jekyll Island) 
2) 1984 Youth Conferences (Montreat) 3) Camp 
Grier (Old Fort). 

The Mission Promotion Packets for 1984 have 
arrived and may be checked out for program 
use. Please remember to respond to the May 2 
letter re: Resource Intra-Church Sharing 
System. 

Christie McPherson 



Memorial Gift lor I he 

Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Encloied is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Note If your gift is a I. WING memorial (i e Birthday. An 
niversary, ete ) give details /or acknowledgement 
Send acknowledgement to 



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Address 



complete address Jor mail, please 

Donor's Name . 

Donor's Address . 



Fill in All. blanks and make checks payable to 
Treasurer. The Presbyterian Home. 40 Church Street, 
Asheville. N C 28801 

I Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient 
information is given in blanks above) Telephone (704) 
258 814) 




Our Mountain Work 

PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 




USPS 4148-80 



Vol. LXXXV No. 30 



Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 



July 1984 




A. Allen Gardner, Jr. 
(1922-1984) 

Dr. A. Allen Gardner, Jr., Pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Asheville, died Sunday 
evening, June 17, 1984, in an Asheville hospital 
after a long illness. He was 61. 

Allen was born in Gulfport, Mississippi on 
November 26, 1922, and he graduated at 
Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery, 
Alabama in 1941. He served in the Air Force in 
World War II from 1943-45. He received his 
bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering in 
1947 from Auburn University. In 1950, he 
graduated from Columbia Theological 
Seminary with a Bachelor of Divinity degree. In 
the late 1960's he was awarded the honorary^- Allen Gardner, Jr. 
Doctor of Divinity degree by King College in Bristol, Tennessee. He 
received graduate training at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland 
and was the Stated Summer Supply Pastor in Edinburgh in 1954. 

Allen served as Assistant Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in 
Atlanta from 1950-1953 and was the acting full-time minister there a 
greater portion of the time. He also served as pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church in Thomasville, Georgia from 1954-60. The 
Reverend A. Allen Gardner, Jr. was installed as pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church in Asheville at a 10:45 a.m. worship service on 
September 4, 1960. He served this congregation faithfully and respon- 
sibly for almost 24 years, and he considered his service to the people of 
the First Presbyterian Church of Asheville as a privilege and honor. 

Allen served on various boards and agencies for the Presbytery, 
Synod, and the General Assembly. In 1976, he was elected to the 
Board of Trustees at St. Andrews Presbyterian College. He also served 
on the Board of Trustees of Union Theological Seminary in Rich- 
mond, Va. In 1967, he was elected Moderator of the Asheville 
Presbytery. Allen was a faithful and responsible presbyter, supporting 
the total programs of the whole Church, while resisting the temptation 
of advocacy of his favorite causes. On February 8, 1983, Allen was 
elated when Asheville Presbytery voted 47 to 23 in favor of the PLAN 
OF REUNION. He considered his election as Commissioner to the 
June, 1983 General Assembly a high honor, for he was able to vote in 
the affirmative for the same Reunion Plan at the General Assembly 
level. 

Surviving are his wife, the former Burney Hay; two sons, A. Allen, 
III and Samuel Hay Gardner; two daughters, Mrs. Dearing Gaddy and 
Mrs. Bea Mattice; a sister, Gladys G. Hudson; three granddaughters, a 
niece and a nephew. 

Memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund at First Presbyterain 
Church of Asheville. "Now let us thank our God" for the opportunity 
to serve with and to love A. Allen Gardner, Jr., a man of integrity. 



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James Andrews, 
Stated Clerk 



Andrews Elected Stated Clerk 

By Ann Anderson - THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY NEWS, 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 

The Rev. James E. Andrews was elected the 
first stated clerk of the General Assembly of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). 

On the fourth ballot, Andrews defeated 
William P. Thompson, who has been serving 
with him as interim co-stated clerk of the 
General Assembly since the reunion last year of 
the former Presbyterian Church in the U.S. and 
the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. 
The final vote was 368 votes for Andrews; 305 
for Thompson. 

Both Andrews and Thompson had been 
recommended for the position by the Assembly's 
Committee on Nomination of Stated Clerk, 
which was permitted to recommend up to two names to the Assembly. 
Two other persons were nominated from the floor: the Rev. Robert C. 
Lamar, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Albany, New York; and 
the Rev. Flynn V. Long, Jr., associate stated clerk of the General 
Assembly, based in the Atlanta office of the denomination. 

The voting on the first ballot was 180 for Andrews, 271 for Thomp- 
son, 170 for Lamar, 56 for Long, and 2 for the Rev. Patricia A. Mc- 
Clurg, administrative director of the denomination's General 
Assembly Mission Board. The count on the second ballot was 247 An- 
drews, 302 Thompson, 123 Lamar, 5 Long, 1 McClurg, and 1 for 
someone identified as "Anderson." 

On the third ballot the vote was 334 Andrews, 323 Thompson, 17 
Lamar, none for Long, and 1 for McClurg. Lamar and McClurg each 
got one vote on the fourth ballot. 

Andrews, age 55, had been serving in Atlanta as stated clerk of the 
General Assembly of the former PCUS since 1973. Prior to that, he was 
assistant to the stated clerk of that denomination for two years. He also 
served earlier as assistant to the president of Princeton Theological 
Seminary and as information officer of the World Alliance of Re- 
formed Churches in Geneva, Switzerland. He was assistant pastor of 
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas, from 1956-58. 

He is a graduate of Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and Austin 
Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas. 

He is a native of Whittenburg, Texas, and presently lives in 
Decatur, Georgia, with his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Crouch. 

The couple has two children, Charis Megan, age 18, and Bryan 
Hugh, age 15. 

California Laywoman Chosen 
Moderator 

NEWS - Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) by Marj Carpenter 

Harriet Nelson, an elder in First Presbyterian Church of Napa, CA, 
was elected moderator of the 196th General Assembly on the second 
ballot in Phoenix on May 30. She totaled 370 votes to win over the 
Reverend Harold W. Kaser, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, 
Saginaw, MI and the Reverend Donald G. Lester, executive presbyter 
of the Presbytery of Detroit. On the first ballot Nelson had 295 votes, 
Lester had 224 and Kaser 163. 

Ms. Nelson is the second moderator of the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.) replacing the Reverend J. Randolph Taylor, pastor of Myers 
Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, N.C. 

She is the fifth woman moderator. The former Presbyterian 
Church, U.S. has in the past elected Mrs. Sara B. Moseley, Sherman, 
TX and Mrs. Dorothy Barnard, St. Louis, MO. 

The former United Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. in the past has 
elected the late Lois Stair from Waukesha, WI and Mrs. Thelma 
Adair, New York City. 

Ms. Nelson is a graduate of the University of the Pacific in Stockton, 
CA and a former teacher in California and Africa. She served with her 
husband, John, for three years under the Commission on Ecumenical 
Vision and Relations as a fraternal worker in Camroun, West Africa. 
She has served on the Program Agency Board, the General Assembly 
committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investments and the 
National Executive Committee of the United Presbyterian Women. 

continued on p. 3 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



July 1984 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



Through the generosity of Asheville 
Presbytery, the New Hope congregation has a 
piece of property on which we will construct a 
church building. The property is located on 
Sweeten Creek Rd. (Rt. 25A) in Asheville, 
about V4 of a mile north of Mills Gap Rd. The 
congregation is collecting ideas for a building 
which will reflect our purposes to worship, to 
minister to one another, to reach out to the 
communities in which we live, to follow Jesus 
Christ into His world, continuing His ministry. 

While we plan and dream for a building, the 
congregation continues to be "on the move!" 
During the summer months, we worshipped in 
the cafeteria of T.C. Roberson High School. 
We will relocate in August - destination 
unknown as of now! Through first-hand ex- 
perience, we are learning that the church is not 
a building, but the people gathered to worship 
God, to learn and study, to be concerned for 
one another, to reach out and express our faith 
with practical deeds of love and concern for 
people who need us. 

Contact the Pastor, Ellen Dozier at 684-5461, 
for further information about this congrega- 
tion. 



Brevard-Davidson 

River Presbyterian 

Church 

Brevard, NC 

A cowbell choir, bagpipe selections, and 
tongue-in-cheek tributes highlighted the recep- 
tion for the Gebhards on the evening of May 15 
in the Fellowship Hall. 

Musicians who entertained the large crowd 
with selections on cowbells were Fred Davidson, 
Dr. Carol Grahl, Dan Bennett, Pony Miller, 
Nancy Davidson, Adella Holloway, Dee 
Freeman, and Mary Kyi' 1 Link, director. Dr. 
Clyde Brooks spoke in praise of Kurt's jogging 
prowess, and exhibited a drawing of a pair of 
shoes with a dog's tooth taking a bite of the heel. 
Other participants roasting Kurt were Dan Ben- 
nett, Jim Heglar and Fred Davidson. A fitting 
finale to the evening's program was the render- 
ing of several selections on the bagpipe by Dr. 
Ora Wells, ending with the favorite hymn, 
"Amazing Grace." 

A cash gift and the special chair from his of- 
fice were presented to Kurt, with expressions of 
appreciation for the dedicated service he has 
given. 

Refreshments by the Women of the Church 
were served by members of the Social Activities 
Committee. 

Kurt stated that among the many fond 
memories of his 4 years as Associate Pastor of 
our church is the "Pounding" he and his family 
received when they first moved here, a country 
ham, (a culinary delight unfamiliar to him at 
the time), and finally, the Roasting he was the 
target of at this, the tribute to him, his family, 
and their ministry at the Brevard-Davidson 
River Presbyterian Church. 

Bryson City 
Presbyterian Church 

Bryson City, NC 

Stamps for Food, Inc. is a non-profit corpora- 
tion. At present they are helping to support a 
mission of Chinese orphans in Macao, which is 
located near Hong Kong. Also, contributions 
have been made to the Christian Broadcasting 
Network (CBN), and the money was used to 
feed and clothe needy children throughout the 



world. In addition, a contribution has been 
made to Family Support Center, which aids in 
the prevention of child abuse and neglect. 

I appreciate your giving of cancelled stamps. 
I will continue to trim these stamps you so 
generously save and give to this worthy cause. I 
mailed two pounds of stamps recently to the 
above non-profit corporation, and I have many 
more to trim and cut from envelopes. Thanks to 
those of you that participate in this program 
with me. I'm always a packed grocery bag 
behind in trimming stamps from envelopes that 
Mr. Ferree so graciously keeps me in stock with. 
"Thanks, Mr. Cherokee." Remember foreign 
stamps are worth more than U.S. stamps. 

Thanks to Eenid Stephenson for the very in- 
formative program that was given by her and 
portrayed by Esther Ferguson, Pam and Amy 
Stephenson, Diana Thurman, Dan Trehern, 
and Sandy Sanderson in a short skit. The above 
represented students that were entering the 
Third World Leadership Center in Seoul, 
Korea. Presbyterian women along with Korean 
Chirstians help in training leaders from Samoa, 
India, Ghana, the US, and other countries. 
These leaders will then go out into Third World 
countries around the globe. Through our gifts 
we are showing that we are truly "thankful for 
being partners in this great leadership training 
center that the gospel may be carried 
throughout the developing nations." 

Again, Thanks for your support in this proj- 
ect at the Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 
Seoul, Korea. 

Kitty Sanderson 

Franklin Presbyterian 
Church 

Franklin, NC 

Franklin Presbyterian Church is planning a 
CHRISTIAN FAMILY EVENT for July 25, 26, 
and 27, 1984. Christine Bankston will be 
leading our children in fellowship and learning 
on these nights. A variety of topics will be of- 
fered for our adults, such as: 

A. A Kaleidoscope of Death - Wills, Funerals, 
Donation of Organs, etc. 

B. Presbyterian Foundation Inc. - Outside 
resources that will inform us on handling our 
money and investment within our church. 

C. Today's Church in Tomorrow's World 
-Our church history and future hope. 

This event will be culminated on Sunday eve- 
ning, July 29, with a covered-dish supper and 
speaker. This portion of our event will be 
organized by Parish Life Committee and 
Women of the Church. Our Christian Family 
Event will be open to the public and any other 
interested community. Please make plans now 
to attend and bring a friend. Remember the 
dates - Wednesday thru Friday, July 25 - 27, at 
7:00 PM. 

First Presbyterian 
Church 

Highlands, NC 

Take a look at the Educational Building, and 
you'll find new paint, new carpet, a real "spruc- 
ing up" in anticipation of our centennial 
celebration next year! This is not coming out of 
church funds, incidentally - all work and all 
materials have been donated, but DON'T 
FORGET - there is a fund drive in progress 
right now, for money for the $75,000 necessary 
repairs for the sanctuary. 



Marshall Presbyterian 
Church 

Marshall, NC 

NEW CLASS FOR SENIOR-HI'S: A new 

class has been meeting for the last month with 
Barbara Criss as teacher. Each Sunday a new 
group of faces seems to populate this group. In 
the beginning the group seemed to be mostly 
boys, but it has been reported that girls have 
been recruited and now attending. TEENS, at- 
tend this Sunday morning class to see who is 
there! You will find it interesting and worth- 
while. 

NEW CLASS FOR PROSPECTIVE 
MEMBERS: A New Member Class began July 
3rd at 10:00. The class will run for 6 sessions 
with 2 make-up sessions. It will run congruent 
with Sunday School since this time seems to be 
convenient for families and new members, 
which as a group can be so diverse. In this class, 
the group will concentrate on the Presbyterian 
Book of Order and the Book of Confessions. 
Any other members of the Church are invited to 
sit in or participate in these classes. It will be an 
interesting experience for you if you had no 
such training when you joined the church. If 
you are interested in Church History and how 
the Confessions came about, you will want to at- 
tend some of these sessions. Also, this is a great 
opportunity for all of us to make our prospective 
members more welcome. 

CHILDREN'S CHURCH: A new form of 
worship, Children's Church will be established 
for the months of July and August. Children's 
Church will begin immediately after Pastor's 
Pals in the regular 11:00 Worship Service and 
will be for Beginners, Primary and Junior 
groups. The children will learn what goes on in 
a regular worship service and why these things 
are done. It will replace Sunday School for the 
children during these two months. Those chil- 
dren who do come with parents for Sunday 
School will be taken care of by adults who are in 
charge of the Nursery during the worship hour 
for July & August. 

Trinity Presbyterian 
Church 

Henderson ville, NC 

From a letter from our former secretary, 
Annabelle Case now in Zimbabwe, Africa: 

I am glad I could come back and see this part 
of Africa which I did not see the first time. The 
Africans I saw before were more educated and 
sophisticated and were not the needy ones. Here 
at Karanda Hospital we are out in the bush and 
the people live in the thatched huts with dirt 
floors. And with the drought there are so many 
sick and hungry people. It is really hard to see 
little children suffering from malnutrition. I am 
living in very nice quarters. The hospital has 
electricity and so we have all modern conve- 
niences and are able to get away from all the 
suffering and hardships. The nurses spend long 
and hard hours and there are two doctors - one 
white and one African and both are excep- 
tional. The hospital plans to open a nursing 
school in August for midwives and I am typing 
the curriculum and it seems like an endless job; 
but I am coming along fairly well. There are 
always so many interesting things happening 
that I find myself leaving the work to go see. Just 
now we are in the midst of a cholera epidemic 
and things are really busy. The Ministry of 
Health has sent out people to help and they are 
going from village to village to instruct people 
what to do and to give them the tablets to pre- 

continued on p. 3 



July 1984 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



Women Of The 
Church 




by Georgette Stems, Pres. 

The North Carolina Presbyterian Women's 
conference held at Montreat in June was a time 
of spiritual enrichment, and we were offered 
many opportunities for learning. Each day was 
a blessing. We renewed old friendships and 
made wonderful new friends. We would en- 
courage you to start making plans to attend next 
year. How proud we were to have seventy-one 
attend from Asheville Presbyterial. 

We are deeply grateful to Cathy Vaughn for 
her excellent, loving leadership. She made this 
conference very special. Our heartfelt thanks 
also to those who helped at the registration desk 
and to others who saw a need and supplied it. 
You were always there when I needed you most. 

We wish that you could have seen the 
beautiful banners. They were unique. Betty 
Pritchard, a member of Grace Covenant, 
designed and made our banner. How excited 
and pleased I was to be the one to carry it. 
Thank you, Betty. 

We would encourage you to be concerned 
about "the woman in the pew." There are so 
many lonely, unhappy people in our world. The 
Christian woman will love and show mercy 
because God is loving and merciful, and in this 
way bring sunshine and happiness to others. 

We ask your prayers that this year our witness 
to The Church, community, and world may be 
powerful to the glory of Christ Jesus, our Lord 
and Saviour. May the Lord bless each of you as 
you continue on in His service. 

"Don't walk before me 

I may not follow. 

Don't walk behind me 

I may not lead. 

Just walk beside me 

And be my friend." 
Date to remember - Fall Retreat, William Black 
Lodge, Montreat - November 2-3, 1984. 



continued from p. 2 

vent cholera. Many of the people use the water 
from the river and do not boil it so it is a con- 
stant battle to try to help them. The police and 
army are both involved, setting up road blocks 
and handing out the medicine. Only one person 
thus far has died and they are hoping to have 
things under control. It is real exciting if you 
can call such a tragic thing exciting. 

The place I find most fascinating is the Nutri- 
tional Village where they are teaching the peo- 
ple how to live a better life. Their diet consists 
mainly of maize, ground into meal and cooked 
and they have little else to eat with it. So they 
are being taught how to raise chickens and 
ducks and rabbits for food — even how to make 
a stove to cook their food on. 

The Mission has been helping the people who 
are without food — there has been around 600 
people receiving maize three times a week. The 
situation has improved but the Mission is think- 
ing of trying to buy maize and store it for next 
year when they feel it will be worse than this 
year. They will have to get a permit from the 
government to store grain 



continued from p. 1 

She chaired the Women's Opportunity Giving 
Committee of the United Presbyterian Women 
and also served on the program committee for 
their national meeting in 1979. She has been a 
member of the Synod of the Pacific's Mission 
Council and Personnel Task Force and a 
member of the Synodical of the Pacific's Ex- 
ecutive Committee. 

She has moderated the Presbytery of the Red- 
woods, served as chair of the Presbyterian 
General Council and president of the Presbytery 
of the Redwoods. She has served two different 
terms on the session of First Church in Napa. 
Married to John Nelson, they have three 
children. 

Assembly Rocognizes 

Evangelism As Central 

To Church's Calling 

By Theo Gill - 

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY NEWS, 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 

The 196th General Assembly of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted early 
Wednesday morning to "recognize evangelism 
as central to its calling." The action came as the 
denomination's largest governing body adopted 
a three-year emphasis on evangelism and 
church growth and laid plans for a five-year 
program of evangelism at all levels of the 
church. 

The Assembly adopted a nine-page docu- 
ment which had been prepared by the 
denomination's Special Committee on 
Evangelism and Church Growth. The paper 
provides a "biblical and theological basis for the 
Five-Year Plan for Evangelism," and a number 
of specific goals for the five years covered by the 
plan. 

Among those goals are: 

1. "Establishing a plan for self-determined 
goals whereby a net gain of five percent in 
church membership may be reached." 

2. "Training 75 percent of the ministers of 
the Word" within the denomination "in doing 
evangelism." This is to be achieved mainly 
through a series of three-day training sessions. 

3. Making "evangelism consultants" available 
to congregations through the church's regional 
governing bodies. 

4. The establishment of chairs in evangelism 
at theological schools related to the Presbyterian 
Church. 

5. Including evangelism as a concern 
reflected in the standard ordination examina- 
tions required of candidates for the ministry of 
the Presbyterian Church. 

Asheville Overture Update 

The General Assembly approved the Over- 
ture of Asheville Presbytery which will con- 
solidate 29 former PCUS churches and 8 former 
UP churches into a new Asheville Presbytery. At 
the time of General Assembly's approval, this 
Overture was pending the approval of the 
Synods of The South and the Mid-South. At the 
end of June, the Synod of The South also ap- 
proved Asheville Presbytery's Overture indirect- 
ly by approving the Overture from the com- 
bined Holston Presbytery. The Synod of the 
Mid-south will meet July 9-11, and that is the 
last endorsement needed for this organization as 
a new Asheville Presbytery which will still con- 
sist of the same 11 Western North Carolina 
counties. This is to say that the boundaries per 
se will remain the same but constituencies 
within these boundaries will increase. The 1983 
General Assembly Minutes with Statistics have 
not been released at this time, but my guess is 
that this new presbytery will have membership 
in excess of 7,200 people. The effective date for 
this consolidation is January 1, 1985. 

Respectfully submitted, Charles S. Moore, 
Executive Presbyter 
Asheville Presbytery 



RESOURCEFUL OR 
RESOURCE-FULL? 




by Ginnie Stevens, 
Hunger Action Enabler 

Ignorance may be bliss, but deliberate ig- 
norance is downright sinful. "Hungry people? 
What Hungry people?" some say. "I don't know 
any hungry people." Yes, if one is careful and 
resourceful enough, he/she can live a sheltered 
life and never know he has overlooked the poor. 
Just like Dives neglected to see Lazarus sitting at 
his gate (Luke 16:19-31). But Dives' ignorance 
did not save him from God's damnation. 

"OK," you say, "So how do I become 
educated?" The riskiest suggestion I can offer is 
to ask God to educate you through a poor per- 
son. God has never denied me that request; 
sometimes His "teacher" comes into my life 
within a few hours after my first tentative 
prayer. Lessons learned this way are most often 
time-consuming, emotion-draining and pain- 
ful. Sometimes they are satisfying. But always 
they increase one's capacity for faith and com- 
passion while decreasing one's pride and self- 
confidence. 

For the less adventurous, I suggest listening to 
others' stories, studying and reading. I have 
many interesting books available for personal 
reading or Sunday School study. "Repairing 
Christian Lifestyles" is excellent for high school 
students. Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger is 
still my top choice; there is a study guide also. 

Life and library are resource -full. All that is 
necessary to learn is a willingness to move from 
ignorance. 

P.S. Don't forget the "hunger workshops" you 
may attend at either Swannanoa First (7/19 - 
7:00 p.m.), Franklin (8/18 - 10:00 a.m.), or 
Brevard-Davidson (8/23 - 7:00 p.m.). Call 
(253-0159) for more information. 

Asheville Presbytery Youth 
Council 

By Rebecca Burke, APYC Moderator 

The Asheville Presbytery Youth Council is 
very excited about this year's many activities for 
the Senior Highs (9-12) of the Asheville 
Presbytery. They include: 

• Eastern District Picnic, Sept. 9, 1984 at Camp 
Little Pisgah, 3:00 pm 

•Central District Picnic - Sept. 16, 1984 at 
Jackson Park (Hendersonville), 3:00 pm 

•Western District Picnic - Sept. 23, 1984 at 
Deep Creek (Bryson City), 3:00 pm 

• Fall Rally!! - At Montreat Assembly Inn on 
Dec. 7-9, 1984 

•"Lock In"!! - At Black Mtn. Pres. Church on 
Feb. 15 & 16, 1985. 

• Spring Rally!! - At Windy Gap on April 19-21 , 
1985. 

The Youth Council will be issuing Newsletters 
in the near future to all Senior Highs telling 
more information of our activities for our 
growth in Christ! 

If you ever have any questions, comments, 
suggestions, or ideas, please call or write me at 
(704) 669-5683 or Rebecca Burke 
P.O. Box 446 
Montreat, NC 28757 

We need some good ideas for our Spring Ral- 
ly speaker and entertainment! We've already 
started planning our Spring Rally so get them in 
quick! Thanks.! 



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July 1984 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1984 

August 6, 1984 — Last day to receive articles 

for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
September 5, 1984 — Last day to receive arti- 
cles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
September 17, 1984 - Mission Committee, 

Asheville First Church, 7 p.m. 
September 18, 1984 C.E. Committee, 

Franklin Church, 12 o'clock Noon 
September 20, 1984 Committee on Ministry 

meets at 5 p.m., Candidates Committee 

meets at 5 p.m., followed by the C.R.V. 

Committee at 7:30 p.m, First Church, 

Asheville. 
September 25, 1984 Presbytery Council, 

Asheville First Church, 3 p.m. 
October 3, 1984 — Last day to receive articles 

for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
October 9, 1984 Asheville Presbytery, 

Kenilworth Church, Host; registration 

9:00-9:30 a.m. 
October 11-13, 1984 Face To Face, 

Greensboro, NC 
October 21-24, 1984 Men's Convention, 

Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, Ga. 
October 22-24, 1984 Wee Kirk Conference, 

Montreat, NC 
November 5, 1984 — Last day to receive arti- 
cles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
December 4, 1984 — Last day to receive articles 

for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 



ffflemortal C&tfta 

Adams, Mr. Mark Vincent, Leicester, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Cornelius Adams, Leicester, NC. 
Baker, Ms. Harriet, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John 

Thomas, Brevard, NC. 
Barrett, Mrs. Ellen, Wilmington, Del. — Mr. & Mrs. 

Wayne E. Seppanen, Mr. John L. Clay, Hendersonville, 

NC. 
Beddingfield, Mr. John, Hayesville, NC — The Hayes- 

ville Presbyterian Church, Hayesville, NC. 
Bradley, Mr. Charles — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 

Hendersonville, NC. 
Bright, Mr. Burder Glenn, Canton, NC — Men of Canton 

Presbyterian Church, Canton, NC. 
Brown, Dr. James S., Jr., Beaufort, SC — Men's Bible 

Class of First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. John L. 

Brown, Mrs. Molly Tolleson, Elizabeth C. Hodges, Virginia 

Hodges, Dr. & Mrs. J.M. Ross, Hendersonville, NC. 
Campfield, Mr. Allen, Marion, NC — Mrs. Helen Hipp, 

Hendersonville, NC. 
Chambers, Mr. Rodney, Weaverville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Wade Elliott, Asheville, NC. 
Cheatwood, Mr. Conner, Charleston, SC — Mrs. Etta T. 

Graham, Hendersonville, NC. 
Clement, Mrs. Love, Leesburg, FL — Mr. & Mrs. J.S. 

Carpenter, Brevard, NC. 
Culbertson, Mr. Joe C, Asheville, NC — Employees of 

Grace Post Office, Asheville, NC. 
Day, Mrs. Etta, Hayesville, NC — The Hayesville Presby- 
terian Church, Hayesville, NC. 
Mary Brice Deavor's mother's birthday — Ms. Mary 

Brice Deavor, Dallas, TX. 
Dechman, Mr. Tom, Hayesville, NC — The Hayesville 

Presbyterian Church, Hayesville, NC. 
Dennett, Mrs. R.S., Reidsville, NC — Miss Betty Lou 

Tate, Canton, NC. 
England, Mr. Ralph — Ms. Helen S. Hooper, Sylva, NC. 
Furr, Mrs. Dan, Asheville, NC — Ms. Helen D. Russell, 

Asheville, NC. 
Gardner, Dr. A. Allen, Jr., Asheville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. 

Pearcc Roberts, Mr. F.W. Sherwood. Asheville, NC. 
Harrington, Ms. Gladys Brooks, Tampa, FL — Dr. & Mrs. 

Hilton Seals, Asheville, NC. 
Hawkins, Mr. Charles C, Arden, NC — Men of Canton 

Presbyterian Church, Canton, NC. 
Hickson, Mr. Blair, Naranja, FL — Mrs. George A. 

Greenwood, Mrs. Guy Brookshire, Asheville. NC. 



July 1984 

Published monthly at Asheville. N.C. by the Presbytery of Asheville 

40 Church Street Asheville. N.C. 28801 

Rev. Charles S. Moore, Editor & Executive Presbyter 

Jayne Patton. Assistant to the Editor 

Enoch S. Blakely. Sr.. Accountant 

Telephone 704-258-8143 
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POSTMASTER: Send address changes to OUR MOUNTAIN 
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Hill, Mr. Johnny O., Clyde, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Howard 

Smathers, Canton, NC. 
Hipp, Mrs. Jean Jones, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

John L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC. 
Kort, Mr. Lewis H., Fletcher, NC — Mrs. Stanley Capps, 

Mr. & Mrs. C.L. Epley, Jr., Asheville, NC. 
May, Ethel Munt, Bergen, NY — Frank and Marjorie 

Munt, Hendersonville, NC. 
McGill, Mr. Blakely, Smyrna, SC — Mr. & Mrs. John L. 

Brown. Hendersonville, NC. 
Moore, Mrs. Anna Shuford, Asheville, NC — Ms. Mary 

Emma Hackney. Mr. Robert E. Shuford. Jacksonville, FL. 
Moretz, Mrs. Anna Harrison, Swannanoa, NC — Mrs. 

James Parks. Mrs. Helen Hipp, Swannanoa, NC. 
Morrow, Mr. James B., Charlotte, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

A.W. Cates, Brevard, NC. 
Overton, Mr. Max N., Knoxville, TN — Mr. & Mrs. 

William Milne, Clyde, NC. 
Pace, Mr. Waymon O., Saluda, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Corbin 

O. Williams, Hendersonville, NC. 
Perdue, Mr. Ralph, Greenville, SC — Mr. & Mrs. S.W 

Pryor, Waynesville, NC. 
Peterson, Mrs. Helen, Queens Village, NY — Mr. & Mrs. 

John Thomas. Brevard, NC. 
Revis, Mr. David Scott, Whittier, NC — Dr. & Mrs. 

Michael Hamrick, Bryson City, NC. 
Rogers, Mr. Howard, Hayesville, NC — The Hayesville 

Presbyterian Church, Hayesville, NC. 
Rowe, Mrs. Grace, Canton, NC — Mr. & Mrs. William 

Milne, Canton, NC. 
Sanders, Mr. John A., Asheville, NC — C.T. & Jonnie 

Palat, Asheville, NC. 
Scroggs, Mr. Fleet, Richmond, VA — Mr & Mrs. Everett 

Scroggs, Canton, NC. 
Seylar, Mrs. Margaret — Mr. & Mrs. E.B. Matheson, 

Brevard, NC. 
Shull, Mr. Robert E., Hendersonville, NC — Rugby 

Garden Club, Hendersonville, NC. 
Simpson, Miss Agnes S., Asheville, NC — Mrs. Charles H. 

Swift, Asheville, NC. 
Stokely, Mr. Hugh, Newport, TN — Mr. & Mrs. A.W. 

Cates, Brevard, NC. 
Taggart, Mrs. Mabel, Candler, NC — Circle #8 of First 

Presbyterian Church. Asheville, NC. 
Tate, Mrs. Eva, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Ander 

son, Mr. & Mrs. Sam Patton, Mrs. Audrey Compton, Mrs 

Judy Goode & Sons, Mr. & Mrs. Harry Shotwell, Mike & 

Kim, Shumate-Taylor Bible Class of West Asheville Presby 

terian Church. Mr. & Mrs. J.M. Choate, Asheville, NC. 
Tennent, Mr. Gilbert, Asheville, NC — Circle #1 of Firs 

Presbyterian Church, Mr. John B. Schifflin. Asheville, NC 
Thomas, Mr. Nathan, Sr., Etowah, NC — Gladys Under 

wood, Elizabeth Cannon, June Blackwell, Georgia 

Gillespie, Rafter Chastain, Mabel Quigley, Sarah Sheehey 

Maxine Hart. Evelyn Waters, Henry & Esther Nystrom 

Pansy Bailey, Beth DeWeese, Bonnie Taylor, LaRue 

Duncan. Etowah. NC. 
Walden, Mr. James J., Rockledge, FL — Mrs. Helen Hipp 

Bud & Family. Swannanoa, NC. 
Walker, Miss Estellene, Columbia, SC — Ms. Lucille T 

Pace, Asheville, NC. 
Wolfenden, Mrs. Anna R., Montreat, NC — Miss Virginia 

Buchanan. Montreat, NC. 



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Presbyterian Congress 

On Renewal 

Exciting Resource For 

Presbytery 

In January of 1985 the first great celebrative 
event for the whole Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.) will take place in the convention center 
in Dallas, Texas. It is open to every Presbyterian 
and is planned with the layperson in mind. It is 
created not only to be inspirational, but even 
more primarily, to be transformational through 
over one hundred equipping seminars. 

This is the kind of a comprehensive ministry 
which no presbytery could ever implement on its 
own, and that is why Asheville Presbytery, its 
congregations and its members need to place 
the Presbyterian Congress in Renewal on their 
schedules. 

When we say it is the first celebrative event 
for the "whole" church, that is to say that the 
uniting General Assembly was a celebrative 
event, but General Assemblies are for commis- 
sioners and represent a rather small number of 
Presbyterian folk. The Congress is planned to 
celebrate what God is doing in evangelical 
renewal in this vast (i l /2 million member) body. 

Beginning with a keynote address by Bruce 
Larson on Monday night of January 7 on the 
theme "All Things New!" the platform Bible 
studies and addresses will work through a 
trinitarian sequence: The Glory and Majesty of 
God the Father (Tuesday), The Person and 
Work of Jesus Christ (Wednesday), and The 
Work of the Holy Spirit in the Creation of the 
Church (Thursday). 

The great thrust of the Congress will be, 
however, in the equipping seminars, which will 
be speaking to three overarching areas of 
renewal: personal/spiritual renewal, the 
renewal of congregations, and the renewal of 
the structures of the denomination and society. 
It is here that over one hundred seminars are on 
the drawing board ranging from very basic 
seminars on knowing Christ, to frontier subjects 
exploring the future and the mission of the peo- 
ple of God. Again, these seminars are purpose- 
fully designed to equip Presbyterians for effec- 
tive ministry as layfolk and clergy as we look to a 
new and fruitful day for this part of God's fami- 

iy- 

Speakers and seminar leaders have been 
chosen out of the great reformed and 
evangelical tradition of our church, and range 
from acknowledged evangelistic preachers such 
as Leighton Ford to British apologist Os Guin- 
ness. Most are Presbyterians, but where 
evangelical voices need to be heard, they have 
been invited notwithstanding denomination! 
labels. 

Already presbyteries and congregations 
around the nation are chartering air flights to 
Dallas to take advantage of this Congress. Con- 
gress planners anticipate over ten thousand 
Presbyterians to attend. One fruit which is an- 
ticipated is the creation of networks of persons 
in similar lay and clergy ministries, and cove- 
nant groups for mutual support. 

Members of Asheville Presbsytery have 
already registered. It would be marvellous to 
have enough registering to be able to avail 
ourselves of American Airlines offer of 20% dis- 
count on charter flights to the Congress. For 
further information on the Congress, write: 

Presbyterian Congress on Renewal 
P.O. Box 202254 
Dallas, TX 75220 

Please contact Bob Henderson at Henderson- 
ville First if you have registered, or plan to do 
so. In this way we may be able to coordinate 
transportation. It is thrilling to think what 
could happen to our presbytery if sufficient 
numbers were both inspired and equipped to 
lead us into a new day of fruitfulness. 

Bob Henderson 




Our Mountain Work 

PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 



Vol. LXXXV No. 31 



Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 



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August 1984 




Scott Bearce Hilborn Called 
As Riceville's Minister 



Scott Bearce Hilborn of Chapin, South Caro- 
lina has been called as Minister to serve the 
Riceville Presbyterian Church in Asheville. Scott 
is a 1977 graduate of Clemson University and 
a 1984 graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theologi- 
cal Seminary in South Hamilton, Maine. Prior 
to Scott's seminary training, he worked for three 
years as a sales representative for the Dow 
Chemical Company. "Christ came into my life 
and almost immediately I believed God called 
me to the gospel ministry." 

Anne, Scott's wife, is originally from Rich- W 
mond, Virginia, and she attended Gordon- ■ * JIMBi 

Conwell Seminary, also, where she received a The Rev. Scott 
Masters of Religious Education degree. B. Hilborn 

Scott will be ordained and installed as Pastor of the Riceville Church 
on Sunday, August 26, 1984, at 7:00 p.m. at the Riceville Presbyteri- 
an Church (Oteen community). Dr. David Parks, will Preside and 
Propound the Constitutional Questions; the Reverend Lindy Cannon 
will Charge the Pastor. Other commission members will be the 
Reverend John B. Stone and Elders of the Riceville Church; Mr. R. 
Neal Bias, Mr. C.C. Hughey, Mrs. Peggy McMillan, and Mr. Harry 
Sawyer, will Charge the Congregation. 

The Reverend John Daniel of Hanover Presbytery is invited to sit 
with the Commission as a visiting brother and to preach the sermon. 



Asheville Presbytery 
Overture Update! 

The Overture of Asheville Presbytery is now reality! This Overture 
consolidates twenty-nine former PCUS Churches and eight former 
UP Churches into a new Asheville Presbytery. This new Asheville Pres- 
bytery consists of the same eleven Western North Carolina counties, 
but the membership within these boundaries will increase. Our guess 
is that this new presbytery will have membership in excess of 7,100 
people. 

This Overture of Asheville Presbytery has been approved by the 
General Assembly and the Synods of the Mid-South and The South. 
This is to say that the approval of all the Governing Bodies that were 
needed have now been obtained. All we have to do now is to wait 
until January 1, 1985, which is the effective date for this consolidation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

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Digest of the Summer Meeting of 
the Presbytery of Asheville 

by The Reverend D. Edward Renegar, Stated Clerk 



A REMINDER! 

Will all folks who took a copy of the proposed 
revision of Presbytery's Manual, and all 
ministers and churches who received them with 
the docket packet, please NOT destroy them, 
for they must be voted on at the October meet- 
ing of Asheville Presbytery and other copies 
WILL NOT BE SENT OUT. Each Session 
should inform their representatives to the Oc- 
tober meeting as to the content of the Manual 
so that they can vote intelligently on the matter 
— Ed Renegar, Stated Clerk 



The Presbytery of Asheville met for its Summer meeting on July 
10, 1984 in the sanctuary of the Black Mt. Presbyterian Church. The 
following is a digest of the actions of this meeting. 

1. Heard Candidate Scott Bearse Hilborn preach a sermon as part 
of his examination for ordination. 

2. Engaged in a service of recognition of the retirement of the Rev. 
Donald Eugene Williams who, with his wife Laura, served as mis- 
sionaries since 1947 in Brazil. 

3. Elected Mr. John Beegle, Elder in the Cullowhee church, as 
Moderator. 

4. Heard a history of the Black Mt. Church read by Richard Shelor, 
Pastor. 

5. Ordered the Rev. Bob McGirt to write a suitable memorial to A. 
Allen Gardner. 

6. Heard a resolution re Allen Gardner read as information to be 
docketed for action at next meeting of Presbytery. 

7. Adopted an asking budget of $341,956.00 which is a 6.2% in- 
crease. 

8. Welcomed the 8 former U.P. churches to full participation in 1985. 

9. Approved on first reading a revision of the Manual of Asheville 
Presbytery. 

10. Received Kevin Gourley as a candidate for Gospel Ministry. 

11. Heard report of Committee on the Ministry — 

a. Dissolved pastoral relationship between Waynesville church and 
Rev. John-Nelson Pope effective June 30, 1984. 

b. Dissolved the pastoral relationship between the Highlands 
church and Michael Wingard effective July 15, 1984. 

c. Dissolved pastoral relationship between the Cullowhee church 
and the Rev. James Hornsby effective June 30, 1984. 

d. Dissolved pastoral relationship between Mills River church and 
the Rev. D. Edward Renegar effective Aug. 31, 1984. 

e. Granted the Rev. D. Edward Renegar retirement as of Aug. 
31, 1984. 

f. Granted the Rev. James Hornsby permission to do another 
work in the ministry of the church outside the bounds of 
Asheville Presbytery and overseas in Nicaragua. 

g. Examined and approved for ordination Scott Bearse Hilborn 
as pastor of Riceville church to be ordained and installed Aug. 
26, 1984 at 7:00 P.M. 

h. Examined and received into Asheville Presbytery the Rev. Paul 
Warren. 

12. Heard reports from Dick Shelor and O.E. Starnes, Commission- 
ers to General Assembly and from Charles Moore concerning 
Synod. 

13. Approved a grant request for $1,000 for 1985 from the Presby- 
terian Hunger Program for Ginnie Stevens, Hunger Action 
Enabler of Asheville Presbytery. 

14. Approved the report of the Resolutions and Thanks Committee 
presented by Wayne Davis. 

15. Adjourned to meet at Kenilworth Presbyterian Church Oct. 9, 
1984. 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



August 1984 




The Loving 
Way Campaign 

(Presbyterian Home) 



THE LOVING WAY 
CAMPAIGN FOR THE 
Presbyterian Home for 
Children is now under- 
way. The first phases are 
in progress with Mr. Bob 
Patterson of First Presby- 
terian Church, Asheville, 
leading the Advance Gift 
Phase and Mr. and Mrs. 
Alfred Tyson, Jr. of the 
Black Mountain Presby- m I J59* 
terian Church leading Rayburn Dean, Chrm. 
the Black Mountain/ Leadership Phase 
Swannanoa Phase of the campaign. Campaign 
leaders are pleased with the response and en- 
thusiasm of Presbyterians who have been asked 
to assume leadership roles. 

THE LOVING WAY CAMPAIGN is the 
first capital funds effort in the Home's 80 year 
history. The campaign seeks permanent money 
for the Home's endowment and also funds for 
the renovation of the Home's three principal 
buildings. 

The buildings of the Home consist of the 
main living dormitory which houses all the 
young people, the dining room and kitchen, 
parlors, recreation rooms, and office. The Gym 
is a 5,000 square foot brick building of classi- 
cal architecture. It is used for basketball, volley- 
ball, indoor soccer, square dances, dinners and 
large meetings. The Service Building houses the 
laundry, storage facilities, and a second floor 
apartment for married staff. 

John F. Shuford, General Chairman for the 
campaign, announces that Mary Louise Car- 
penter, an elder in the Oak Forest Presbyterian 
Church, will serve as the liaison between the 
campaign and the Women of the Church. Her 
primary role will be the promotion of the needs 
of the campaign through the Women of the 
Church organization. Ms. Carpenter is active 
in other agencies concerned with the welfare of 
children as well as in many church activities. She 
is also an instructor and counselor at Asheville- 
Buncombe Technical College. 

Serving as Chairman of the Presbyterian 
Leadership Phase of the campaign is Mr. Ray- 
burn H. Dean, an elder in the Grace Covenant 
Church. Mr. Dean is a Trustee for Union The- 
ological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, a past 
moderator of Asheville Presbytery, and a mem- 
ber of the Boundary Committee for both 
Asheville Presbytery and the Synod of North 
Carolina. 

Leaders and staff working in THE LOVING 
WAY CAMPAIGN meet regularly for informa- 
tion sharing, times of spiritual enrichment and 
for earnest prayer for God's continued bless- 
ing upon the Home and its ministry in the 
present and into the future. We invite all mem- 
bers of the churches of Asheville Presbytery to 
join with us in prayerful concern undergirding 
this significant effort on behalf of the homeless 
children of Western North Carolina who need 
the ministry of this Home. 



August 1984 

Published monthly at Asheville, N.C. by the Presbytery of Asheville 

40 Church Street Asheville, N.C. 28801 

Rev. Charles S. Moore, Editor & Executive Presbyter 

Jayne Patton, Assistant to the Editor 

Enoch S. Blakely, Sr., Accountant 

Telephone 704-258-8143 
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Asheville, NC 28801. 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



Bryson City 
Presbyterian Church 

Bryson City, N.C. 

The Session has scheduled a Celebration of 
Faith to be held in our church beginning Thurs- 
day evening, September the 13th through Sun- 
day morning, September 16th. Many people 
have asked what a Celebration of Faith is and 
what kinds of activities are planned during the 
Celebration of Faith. I will try to briefly answer 
these two questions for you. 

A Celebration of Faith is an intensive period 
of study, meditation, sharing, and preaching, 
with the goal of leading all the members of our 
church to a deeper, fuller, more meaningful 
commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ. There will 
be a Bible study and breakfast each morning, 
as well as evening services which will feature spe- 
cial music, the sharing of testimonies, and the 
preaching of God's word. Following the even- 
ing services, there will be home meetings to give 
us all the opportunity to share our reactions to 
what we have heard, and to share with each 
other what we feel the Lord is calling us to do. 

During August, prayer meetings will be held 
in individual homes to prepare us for this time 
of Celebration of Faith. 

New WOC Officers for 1984-85: 
President: Gay Mitchell 
Vice President: Tina Hicks 
Secretary: Mary Nell Leatherwood 
Treasurer: Evelyn McHan 

Committee Chairmen: 

Personal Faith and Family Life: Helen Fletcher 
Christian Community Action: Celeste Wiggins 
Leadership and Resources: Edna Goshorn 
Ecumenical Missions: Kitty Sanderson 
White Cross: Eenid Stephenson 



Brevard-Davidson 
River Church 

Brevard, NC 

The Brevard-Davidson River Church bid fare- 
well to Dr. John Craven on Sunday, June 24. 
He served faithfully and well as Interim 
Minister, since the last of February, and the 
members certainly appreciated his sermons on 
Sunday, his visits to the hospitalized members 
and shut-ins, and his friendly personality. Along 
with lemonade and other refreshments served 
on the lawn at noon on June 24, members were 
able to speak with him and to wish him well at 
his new Internship at Grace Covenant Pres- 
byterian Church in Asheville. 



First Presbyterian 
Church 

Swannanoa, NC 

July was the beginning of three new activi- 
ties for the church. First, a monthly Young 
Adult Night Out. This time of fellowship will 
include dining out, movies, miniature golf, 
bowling, and as many other activities as we can 
think of. Second, the forming of a Young Adult 
Sunday School Class. Third, a new women's cir- 
cle was begun. This circle will be made up of 
business and professional women or women 
with pre-school children who cannot attend dur- 
ing the day. 



The First 
Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, NC 

The First Presbyterian Church of Asheville, 
established in 1794, entered into its first build- 
ing program August 30, 1837, when a goal of 
$4,000 was to be realized for construction of the 
First Presbyterian Church on Church Street. It 
was not until four years later that the building 
was completed and occupied. Since that time, 
First Presbyterian has had many successful ex- 
pansion and renovation programs, the latest of 
which was established in early 1983 when the 
present preservation fund campaign was begun. 

The goal of $100,000 for immediate repairs 
was reached during the calendar year, 1983, and 
extensive repairs have begun on various sections 
of the "leaky" roof. Additional goals of 
$65,000 per year, for the following four years 
was to be set aside as a capital fund, the interest 
from which would be used for continuing the 
upgrading of the physical facilities. 

It is the desire of this congregation to main- 
tain and preserve this historical site. Contribu- 
tions of cash, stock certificates, memorials, and 
bequeaths have been reassuring that our goals 
will be met. 



Grace Covenant 
Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, NC 

Twenty-eight honor grade prisoners were 
awarded diplomas in the sanctuary of the Grace 
Covenant Church at noon on Tuesday, July 3; 
whereafter they, their guests, pre-Release staff 
members, and some Grace Covenant people 
feasted on ham and covered dish bounty. Says 
Training Coordinator, Michael D. Burkhead, 
in a letter to our Criminal Justice Chairman, 
Sally Bridenstine: "We are very grateful to you 
and your church for making possible an excel- 
lent graduation ceremoney for our Pre-Release 
class. The preparations made by your church 
members and the atmosphere of genuine con- 
cern were greatly appreciated. It is precisely this 
kind of direct involvement which makes for 
reconciliation between the community and men 
who have been in prison. Please convey our 
thanks to the persons who prepared the dinner 
and to your congregation for allowing us to hold 
our ceremony at the church." This was the Fifth 
Annual Pre-Release Graduation held at Grace 
Covenant. The men came from the Haywood 
Prison near Waynesville. 



West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, NC 

On August 5, the congregation of the West 
Asheville Church met and acted on the recom- 
mendation of the Session that the unicameral 
system of church government be tried for a two- 
year period. The Session will be composed of 
18 Elders; six in each of three classes. A 
nominating committee will be formed in accord 
with the BOOK OF ORDER, and officers will 
be elected at the annual meeting of the congre- 
gation in November. 

The Women of the Church were hosts to the 
Continued on page 3 



August 1984 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



Women Of The Church 
Asheville Presbytery 




by Georgette Stiens, President 

On September 22 there will be a Fall Train- 
ing and Rally Day held at the Franklin Pres- 
byterian Church beginning with registration at 
9:30 A.M. There will be workshops for all 
women holding offices as well as opportunities 
for learning for everyone. Marion Beegle will 
review our new study book, "A Contemporary 
Message from the Past". Who were the minor 
prophets? What relevance does the prophetic 
message of judgment and hope have today? 
Marion will give us an overview that will pre- 
pare us for our 1984-85 Bible study. The author 
says, "In spite of the time and history separat- 
ing us, it is amazing how the words of the Old 
Testament prophets provide a light for us in our 
search for answers to the problems of our day." 
This will also be a time of fellowship. "Getting 
to Know You" will be a priority! Your District 
Chairmen are planning a great day for you! 
Please plan to be there! DON'T FORGET TO 
BRING A SANDWICH! Drinks and dessert 
will be provided. 

Have you ever attended our WOC Fall 
Retreat? This year we will be meeting at Wil- 
liam Black Lodge at Montreat. Space will be 
limited, so mark your calendar for November 
2 and 3 now. Watch for registration dates! 

God calls us to serve in many ways, and be- 
ing Presbyterial President is a new experience 
for me in the Lord's work. This learning ex- 
perience is a source of real joy as I work with 
enthusiastic Christian women who are so deeply 
committed and dedicated to serving Him. I feel 
richly blessed! It is my prayer that God's divine 
guidance and inspiration will be with each of 
us as we serve him joyfully — no matter what! 
"May the God of hope fill you with all 
joy and peace in believing so that by 
the power of the Holy Spirit you may 
abound in hope." Romans 15:13 



Continued from page 2 

Church Women United of Asheville on Mon- 
day morning, July 30, at 10 o'clock. Coffee and 
doughnuts were served to the ladies prior to the 
meeting. Dr. Schramm extended the welcome 
and gave the invocation. Thirty-five ladies were 
in attendance. 

The Session of the WA church has created a 
new position of Co-Ordinator of Education. 
This position is being filled by Mrs. Wilfred 
(Betty) Smith, a very energetic and talented lady. 
Betty will be working under the supervision of 
Dr. Schramm and of the Education Commit- 
tee to help the Committee and the Session ful- 
fill their responsiblity regarding the education 
program of the church. We feel fortunate to 
have a person of Betty's abilities volunteering 
the vast amounts of time and energy she is giv- 
ing to her church. 

Dr. Schramm will be reviewing the WOC 
Bible Study Book, A CONTEMPORARY 
MESSAGE FROM THE PAST, on the last 
Wednesday evening of each month at the West 
Asheville Church. Everyone is invited to attend 
— leaders from any of the churches that perhaps 
cannot make their own scheduled review class. 
Time is 7:00 o'clock. 



Presbyterian Home 

Bids Farewell To 

Lynn Holman 

Miss Lynn Holman, House-mother and As- 
sistant to the Director of the Presbyterian 
Home, Mr. Donald C. McKenzie, resigned 
several months ago after eleven years of serv- 
ice. Lynn was loved and respected by the chil- 
dren, her peers, and by the members of the 
Board of Trustees. Lynn made her "mark" 
upon the children of the Home, many of whom 
have come and gone during her years there. She 
will long be remembered — lovingly and 
happily. 

The Board of Trustees honored Lynn for her 
years of service with a cash reward and the Staff 
honored her with a party and the gift of a 
colored TV. 

The children and staff join together in wish- 
ing Lynn a successful career with her "writings" 
and a very very happy future in all she pursues. 
It is nice to know that Lynn will be staying close 
by so that all can keep in touch. Thanks, Lynn, 
for eleven years of dedicated service to the Pres- 
byterian Home. 

Overseas Positions 
Open, Need Personnel 

(From The Presbyterian News) 

A number of overseas opportunities in evan- 
gelism and church development, education, 
health care, and various special services are 
available, and the General Assembly seeks in- 
terested people to serve. The positions are clas- 
sified as either "urgent and critical," meaning 
funding is available now for appointment, or 
"validated," meaning cleared for future ap- 
pointment at soon as funds become available. 

Countries where positions are available or 
have been approved include Japan, Dorea, Tai- 
wan, Egypt, Zaire, and numerous others. Terms 
vary from two to five years. 

Anyone interested in a list of the positions and 
locations should contact the Rev. Andrea Pfaff 
at the Division of International Mission, 341 
Ponce de Leon Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, Geor- 
gia 30365 (telephone: 404-873-1531, ext. 278), 
or Ms. Dorothy Gist, Vocation Agency, Profes- 
sioanl Recruitment Office, 475 Riverside Drive, 
Room 406, New York, N.Y. 10115 (telephone: 
212-870-2656). 

John Calvin On 
The Christian Life 

The practice of the Christian life, Calvin be- 
lieved, is, above all, self-denial which has 
primary reference to the attitude and disposi- 
tion of the human heart; and cross-bearing, 
which is the outward expression of the inward 
disposition. For Calvin, the basic sin is unbelief, 
lack of trust and confidence in God the Father, 
but the primary expression of that sin is pride 
or self-centeredness. This self-centeredness is 
overcome by the practice of self-denial, which 
is both the dying unto self and also a becoming 
alive unto God and to one's fellow human be- 
ings. Cross-bearing has as its chief reference the 
ways in which the Christian relates to the 
challenges and crises of life. For Calvin, the 
cross is not a necessity but a voluntary task or 
suffering which is accepted out of faith and 
piety. 

JOHN H. LEITH 
(From THE CHRISTIAN LIFE. Excerpts from 
the writings of John Calvin, edited by John H. 
Leith.) 



2C Per Meal Update! 




by Ginnie Stevens, 
Hunger A wareness Enabler 



Welcome to all churches who have approved 
becoming part of the 2C per Meal Mission Pro- 
gram. These now include Black Mountain, Cul- 
lowhee, Montreat, New Hope, Swannanoa, 
Warren Wilson, Waynesville, West Asheville, 
and Westminster. Several others are in the 
process of approving the program. 

West Asheville reports joyfully that it has 
taken up its first collection of $297.74. Warren 
Wilson Church says it wants to involve students 
at the college. New Hope session approved the 
program in June but is waiting until fall to start 
up in order that its 2C Meal Committee can de- 
velop a plan for their congregation. That's great 
thinking! Because, 2C per meal is not intended 
just to raise money for the poor of the world, 
but also to raise our own awareness and prayer- 
ful response. That is why writing a check for 
$21.90 (the annual, per person amount raised 
with 2<t per meal) does not meet all the goals 
of the program. Daily prayer and reflection on 
our position as rich Christians in a hungry world 
are also goals. 2<t per Meal offers every mem- 
ber of the Presbytery the opportunity to do all 
these. 



Try The * 'Sermon 
Rating System" 



The following is exerpted from the Trinity 
newsletter (taken from another newsletter). 

Just as a minister faces the staggering respon- 
sibility of speaking, so the congregation faces 
the responsibility of listening, not just with 
the physical ear, but with the spirit. 

G - Generally acceptable to everyone. Full of 
inoffensive platitudes such as "Go into all the 
world and smile" or "What the world needs 
now is love, sweet love." This sermon is usual- 
ly described as "wonderful" or "marvelous." 

M - For mature congregations. At times this 
sermon even makes the gospel relevant to to- 
day's issues, in subtle ways, of course. It may 
even contain mild suggestions for change. This 
sermon is generally described as "challenging" 
or "thought-provoking," even though no one 
intends to take any action or change any at- 
titudes. 

R - Definitely restricted to those who are not 
upset by truth. This sermon "tells it like it is." 
It is very threatening to the comfortable. It is 
most often described as "disturbing" or "con- 
troversial" and usually indicates that the 
preacher has an outside source of income. 

X - Positively limited to those who can han- 
dle explosive ideas. It is the kind of sermon that 
landed Jeremiah in the well, got Amos run out 
of town, and set things up for the stoning of 
Stephen. It is always described as "shocking" 
or "in poor taste." 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



August 1984 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1984 

September 5, 1984 — Last day to receive 

articles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
September 9, 1984 — PYC (Pres. Youth 

Council), Eastern District Picnic, Camp Lit- 
tle Pisagh, 3 p.m. 
September 16, 1984 — PYC, Central District 

Picnic, Jackson Park, Hendersonville, 3 

p.m. 
September 17, 1984 — Mission Committee, 

Asheville First Church, 7 p.m. 
September 18, 1984 — C.E. Committee, 

Franklin Church, 12 o'clock Noon. 
September 20, 1984 — Committee on 

Candidates, First Presbyterian Church, 

Asheville, 3 p.m. 
September 20, 1984 — Committee on Ministry 

(including Pastoral Care Committtee) First 

Presbyterian Church, Asheville, 5 p.m. 
September 22, 1984 — WOC Fall Training & 

Rally Day, Franklin Presbyterian Church, 

registration 9:30 p.m. 
September 23, 1984 — PYC, Western District 

Picnic, Deep Creek, Bryson City, 3 p.m. 
September 25, 1984 — Presbytery Council, 

Asheville First Church, 3 p.m. 
September 27, 1984 — Presbyterian Home 

Board of Trustees, Presbyterian Home, 

Black Mountain, NC, 6 p.m. 
October 3, 1984 — Last day to receive articles 

for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
October 9, 1984 — Asheville Presbytery, 

Kenilworth Church Host; Registration 9:00 

a.m. Meeting convenes promptly at 9:30 

a.m. 
October 11-13, 1984 — Face To Face, Greens- 
boro, NC, Holiday Inn-Airport 
October 21-24, 1984 — Men's Convention, 

Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, GA. 
October 22-24, 1984 — Wee Kirk Conference, 

Montreat, NC 
October 25, 1984 — Board of Trustes, 

Presbyterian Home for Children, Black 

Mountain, NC, 6 p.m. 
November 2-3, 1984 — WOC Fall Retreat, 

William Black Lodge, Montreat, NC (Time 

and cost to be announced). 
November 5, 1984 — Last day to receive 

articles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
December 4, 1984 — Last day to receive 

articles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
December 7-9, 1984 — PYC, Fall Rally, 

Assembly Inn, Montreat, NC 
January 7-10, 1985 — Presbyterian Congress 

of Renewal, Dallas, TX (Bob Henderson, 

contact person) 
January 22, 1985 — Meeting of Asheville 

Presbytery (host to be announced) 
February 15-16, 1985 — PYC, "Lock-In", 

Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, Black 

Mountain, NC 
April 19-21, 1985 — PYC, Windy Gap 



Attention! 
Music Directors! 

Stephen L. Allen, Music Director of Grace 
Covenant, has been named Presbytery Leader 
for the Presbyterian Association of Musicians. 
A major task he is undertaking is the forma- 
tion of a local chapter of PAM for the Asheville 
Presbytery. Letters have been sent to all church 
musicians and their pastors with an enclosure 
to be returned so their responses can be evalu- 
ated. If you did not receive a letter or if you have 
any questions or comments, feel free to contact 
Stephen L. Allen at: Grace Covenant, Box 8216, 
Asheville, NC, 28814 (254-3274, church / 
258-9515, home). 



Memorial C&tftH 

Aiken, Ms. Daisy Snelson — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 

Hendersonville, NC. 
Alexander, Mr. Walter W., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Waldo Lanning, Asheville, NC. 
Bangs, Mrs. Mary Walker — Mrs. Frenche R. Kimzey, 

Brevard, NC. 
Baumann, Hurley Mcintosh, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

John Dillingham, Enka, NC. 
Border, Dr. C.R., Hazelwood, NC — Judge Charles 

McDarris Family, Waynesville, NC. 
Bradley, Mr. Charles, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Robert Tindall, Mr. & Mrs. Tom Hunter, Mr. & Mrs. 

James McCurdy, Mr. & Mrs. John Findlay, Mr. & Mrs. 

Robert Piper, Hendersonville, NC. 
Bright, Mr. Burder, Canton, NC — Mr. & Mrs. F.E. Shull, 

Canton, NC. 
Brown, Mrs. Carolyn Delia, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

John Dillingham, Enka, NC. 
Brown, Dr. J.S, Jr., Burton, SC — Mr. & Mrs. John L. 

Brown, Hendersonville, NC. 
Bull, Mr. John T., Taylors, SC — Mr. & Mrs. Bryan 

Sheehan, Weaverville, NC. 
Byrd, Mr. L.C., Marion, SC — Mr. & Mrs. James E. 

Morris, Weaverville, NC. 
Clark, Miss Holly Marie, Cullowhee, NC — Women of First 

Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Martin Cunningham, 

Fred, Helen, Drew and Bremm Hooper, Sylva, NC. 
Clodfelter, Mr. Frank, Horse Shoe, NC — Women of 

Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 
Dunn, Mrs. May A., Asheville, NC — Mrs. Harvey E. 

Wood, Deale, MD. Mrs. Stanley Capps, Asheville, NC. 
Echols, Mr. George H., Tuscaloosa, Ala. — Dr. D.W. 

Brosnan, Asheville, NC. 
Eggleston, Col. Edmond O., College Grove, TN — Mr. & 

Mrs. Ray A. Slider, Hendersonville, NC. 
Francis, Ms. Jean Morgan, San Francisco, Calif. — The 

Ballew Family, Asheville, NC. 
Freeman, Mrs. Grace L., Jacksonville, FL — Nora, Frances, 

and Michael Ballew, Asheville, NC. 
Furr, Mrs. Dan, Asheville, NC — Men's Bible Class of First 

Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 
Gardner, Dr. A. Allen, Asheville, NC — The Rev. & Mrs. 

Ben F. Ormand, Brevard, NC. Mrs. Nora Ballew, Frances 

Ballew, Michael Ballew, Dr. D.W. Brosnan, Asheville, NC. 

Mrs. John H. Jameson, Black Mountain, NC. 
Goldman, Mrs. Sam (Marguerite) — Mr. & Mrs. H.R. 

Nottingham, Asheville, NC. 
Goodyear, I. — Mr. & Mrs. Gus Devlin, Asheville, NC. 
Hayes, Mrs. Thelma Marie Ray, Asheville, NC — Louise & 

Lowe Wright, Asheville, NC, Ms. Ethel W. Miller, Braden- 

ton, FL. 
Holt, Mr. Henan, Graham, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Otis Stepp, 

Canton, NC. 
Hughes, Mr. Clifford C, Asheville, NC — Malvern Hills 

Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 
Johnson, Ms. Sallie L., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. Leander 

B. Johnson, Hendersonville, NC. 
Klingsporn, Ms. Alice, Rochester, MN — Mr. & Mrs. Perry 

Allison, Brevard, NC. 
Mattson, Miss May, Spartanburg, SC — Mr. & Mrs. Richard 

Gustafson, Ms. Jean Childers, Brevard, NC. Mr. & Mrs. 

George J. Moore, Pisgah Forest, NC. 
McDonald, Mr. Owen R., lamed. Kansas — Miss Ida Jean 

Brown, Waynesville, NC. 
McKay, Mr. Donald A., Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. Rose 
Walker, Flat Rock, NC. 
Munger, Mr. Fred, Michigan — Mr. & Mrs. G.E. Uhler, 

Brevard, NC. 
Neville, The Rev. John C. Sr., Montreat, NC — The Family 

of Mrs. Ada Gilreath, Horse Shoe, NC. 
Oates, Mrs. Sarah, Dana, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Perry Allison, 

Joe & Gene Blackwell, Brevard, NC, Mr. & Mrs. John L. 

Brown, Miss Elizabeth Randolph, Mrs. J.R. Sandifer, Ms. 

Mary A. Salley, Hendersonville, NC. 
Penland, Mrs. W.G. — Mr. & Mrs. P.R. Bennett, Bryson 

City, NC. 
Reeves, Mrs. Tom, Canton, NC — Mr. & Mrs. F.E. Shull, 

Canton, NC. 
Sister of Mrs. Florence Reeves — Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. 

Williford, Andrews, NC. 
Rigby, Ms. Jeanette, Columbia, SC — Dolly & Skip Thomas, 

Brevard, NC. 
Rogers, Mr. Wade W., Dallas, TX — Adult Sunday School 

Class of First Presbyterian Church, Bryson City, NC. 
Sanders, Mr. John A., Asheville, NC — Women of West 

Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 
Schmeling, Mr. Evans, Asheville, NC — Ms. Edna M. 

Raine, Tucson, AZ. 
Simpson, Miss Agnes, Asheville, NC — Ms. Helen D. 

Russell, Mrs. Christine H. Glenn, Mr. & Mrs. J.M. Choate, 

Women of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Men's 

Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church, The Edwards 

Memorial Bible Class of West Asheville Presbyterian 

Church, Mr. G.S. Simpson, Sr. & Family, Mrs. Arthur M. 

Hughes, Asheville, NC. 
Sproul, Mr. Leason F., Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. 

Leonard Barber, Hendersonville, NC. 
Stouffer, Mrs. Jennie G. — Mrs. Minnie Sue Orr, Ms. 

Leona Williams, Hendersonville, NC. 
Sullivan, Mrs. Hazel, Madeira, OH — Mr. & Mrs. Gus 

Devlin, Asheville, NC. 
Summerrow, Mr. Rufus W., Waynesville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Clyde Green, Mr. Bill Swift, Mr. & Mrs. M.E. Davis, Mr. 

& Mrs. Joseph H. Judd, Mr. & Mrs. Wingate Hannah, Mr. 

& Mrs. Sam Pryor, Waynesville, NC. 
Tate, Mrs. Eva L., Asheville, NC — Women of West 

Asheville Presbyterian Church, Circle ft 1 of West Asheville 

Presbyterian Church, The Edwards Memorial Bible Class 

of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 
Thomas, Mr. Nathan, Sr., — Mr. & Mrs. Louis 



Johnson, Pisgah Forest, NC. E.I. DuPont De Nemours & 
Co., Brevard, NC. Tom, Anne, Chris & Chad Barber, Ms. 
Ruth M. Yount, Horse Shoe, NC. 

Thompson, Mrs. Evelyn, High Point, NC — Women of 
Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 

Walker, Mr. Tommy, Bryson City, NC — Mrs. Ellis F. 
Edwards, Asheville, NC. 

Werner, Mr. Clyde, Woodruff, SC — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 
Barber, Hendersonville, NC. 

White, Miss Rachel, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Waldo 
Lanning, Asheville, NC. 

Whiteside, Mrs. Hilda, Mills River, NC — Women of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. J.R. Goode & 
Sons, The Edwards Memorial Bible Class of West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. E.B. McDade, Em- 
ployees of Southern Bell Distribution — Engineering 
Department of Asheville, Jesse & Marie Ledbetter, 
Asheville, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Frank Munt, Mr. & Mrs. R. 
Alwin Hall, Evelyn Gordon & Charles Byrd Family, Hen- 
dersonville, NC. 



32,850 Sermons Later 



Several years ago, a reader of The British 
Weekly wrote a letter to the editor: "Dear Sir: 
It seems ministers feel their sermons are very im- 
portant and spend a great deal of time prepar- 
ing them. I have been attending church services 
quite regularly for the past 30 years and I have 
probably heard 3,000 of them. To my conster- 
nation, I discover that I cannot remember a sin- 
gle one of them. I wonder if a minister's time 
might be more profitably spent on something 
else? Sincerely. ..." 

For weeks a real storm of editorial responses 
ensued. The debate finally was ended by this 
letter: "Dear Sir: I have been married for 30 
years. During that time I have eaten 32,850 
meals, mostly of my wife's cooking. Suddenly, 
I have discovered that I cannot remember the 
menu of a single meal. And yet, I received 
nourishment from every single one of them. I 
have the distinct impression that without them, 
I would have starved to death long ago. 
Sincerely ..." 

(From the bulletin, 

First Presbyterian Church, 

Jacksonville, Florida) 



Presbyterian Home 
Birthdays 



Cheryl Buhrmaster 



9-21-66 



Memorial Gift for The 

Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 



Enclosed is ! 



. In Memory Of 



name of deceased 

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Note: If your gift is a LIVING memorial (i.e.. Birthday, Anniversary, 
etc.) give details for acknowledgement. 
Send acknowledgement to 



correct name for mail, please 



Address 



Donor's Name 

Donor's Address 



complete address for mail, please 



Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, 
Asheville, N.C. 28801 

(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient infor- 
mation is given in blanks above). Telephone: (704) 258-8143. 




Our Mountain Work 

PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 



Vol. LXXXV No. 32 



Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 



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September 1984 



Bethel Church Celebrates 

150th Anniversary 

1834-1984 



by Bill Terrell, Deacon 



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On August 12, 1984 the Bethel 
Presbyterian Church observed its 150th 
Anniversary. Dr. John Newton, Stated 
Supply of the Church, preached an in- 
spiring sermon on human memory and 
its relation to Jesus Christ. A covered 
dish dinner was served in the Fellowship 
Hall and the afternoon meeting 
commemorated the anniversary. 

The Bethel Presbyterian Church was 
organized August 10, 1834 by the Con- 
cord Presbytery and given the name 
"Ebenezer" Presbyterian Church. The Rev. William A. Hall and 
Rev. James E. Morrison were in charge of the organization. There 
were thirteen charter members as follows: Nancy Blankenship, 
Franklin Brown, Elijah Deaver, Jr.*, Matilda Deaver, Samuel 
Fitzgerald*, Daniel Killian, Leander Killian*, Mary Killian, Sr., 
Mary Killian, Jr., Robert Love, Malissa McCleod, Joseph E. Mor- 
rison, and Henry Potts. (Names with asterisks were elders) 

Ebenezer was under the Morganton Presbytery during the ex- 
istence of that Presbytery from 1835 to 1840, then reverted to Con- 
cord Presbytery. In 1853 Concord Presbytery changed the name 
from Ebenezer to Bethel Presbyterian Church. 

Mecklenburg Presbytery was formed in 1869 out of the western 
section of Concord Presbytery, covering the area from Charlotte 
to Tennessee. Bethel was then transferred to Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery. 

There have always been Presbyterians in western North 
Carolina, from the time it was first settled. In the valley of the 
Pigeon River, near the junction of the east and west forks, at So- 
noma, now called Bethel, one Elijah Deaver built a church to be 
used by any preacher who passed through and would hold serv- 
ices. Sometimes it was a Presbyterian, sometimes Methodist and 
occasionally an Episcopalian. The old timers in the church recalled 
that the latter caused a great stir because he wore a robe. To these 
remote settlers garb of this kind could only be worn for bed. 

Bethel Presbyterian has been.a landmark for many years in Hay- 
wood County. It was the first Presbyterian Church in the county 
and the first church organized in Bethel. For many years the con- 
gregation met in the "Union Meeting House," along with the 
Methodists and Baptists of the community. 



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Dr. Beegle is a Professor of Accounting at 
Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, 
N.C. He is a member of Cullowhee Pres- 
byterian Church where he has served as 
Treasurer and is Elder-Elect. He has served 
the presbytery in many different ways — on 
the various committees and as consultant in 
areas of his expertise. 

He was a commissioner to General Assem- 
bly in 1982 and serves on Synod's Higher 
Education Committee. 

Dr. Beegle is married and the father of 4 
children. Michael and Manda are both mar- 
ried. Jan and Chip are high school students 
who are also involved in Asheville Presbytery's Senior High Youth 
Council. John serves his local community as President of the 
Athletics Boosters Club and a Volunteer fireman. 



In 1885 the first church house, a beautiful white frame struc- 
ture, was erected on land owned by W.S. Terrell. The original 
church building was built by the Reverend J.B. Stalcup, a Baptist 
Minister, millwright and carpenter. In 1888 the church building 
was dedicated by Dr. Sam Boggs of Kentucky, who preached the 
dedicatory sermon. On May 25, 1890, Mr. and Mrs. Terrell deeded 
one- fourth acre of land to the church, where the building had been 
erected, as a gift to the church. This is the present site, including 
other acreage donated to the church by the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben 
W. Terrell. 

In 1896 Bethel was transferred to Asheville Presbytery when 
it was formed out of the western portion of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery. 

Bethel was the fourth Presbyterian Church to be organized in 
western North Carolina, being preceeded only by Swannanoa, the 
first in 1794, then Asheville and Davidson River. Following 
Bethel's organization, other churches were organized at Hayes- 
ville, Hendersonville, Mills River, Oak Forest, Waynesville, and 
Bryson City, completing the first ten Presbyterian Churches in 
western North Carolina. 

Bethel has served in the Synod of Appalachia and is now in the 
Synod of North Carolina. She has also been a part of the Pres- 
byterian Church in the United States of America from 1834 until 
the forming of the Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States, 
which later became the Presbyterian Church US. After reuniting 
with the northern church, it is now known as the Presbyterian 
Church (USA). 

From 1960-63 $7,000 was raised in a campaign for funds and 
in April 1964, ground was broken for an expanded building. A 
new day dawned for Bethel Presbyterian Church. The original 
church, consisting of the sanctuary and two class rooms was turned 
facing toward Sonoma Road in October 1963. In 1964 a $30,000 
building program was inaugurated by the sixty members consist- 
ing of the brick veneering of the sanctuary, which was retained 
in its original finish of dark chestnut ceiling that was hand cut, 
and adding three educational class rooms, a library-study, two 
rest rooms and a large fellowship hall with a modern kitchen. This 
indebtedness was paid off in July 1968 with each member present 
clipping a portion of the "note" as a keepsake, rather than the 
usual burning of the note. This clipping and dedication took place 
on Sunday, August 11, 1968 when the members celebrated their 
134th anniversary. 

From its beginning of thirteen charter members, Bethel has had 
a long and useful history supplying its families to new churches 
and sending out her sons and daughters to serve in churches in 
other parts of the country and the world. 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



September 1984 



Dorland-Bell Institute 
Alumni Homecoming 

Sunday, August 12, was the occasion of the 
annual homecoming for alumni of the Dorland- 
Bell Institute. Approximately 60 former students 
and spouses were present. 

The Dorland-Bell School was begun by the 
Women's Board of Home Missions of the Pres- 
byterian Church back in 1894. Dr. Luke 
Dorland, who had come to Hot Springs in 
"retirement" from the presidency of Barber- 
Scotia College, was the first teacher and ad- 
ministrator of the new school. 

The Dorland Memorial Presbyterian Church, 
founded in 1900, served as the Chapel for the 
school students and the people of the town. The 
school continued until 1942 when it was moved 
to Swannanoa where it joined with the Asheville 
Farm School to become what is now Warren 
Wilson College. 

In recent years the Hot Springs Church has 
sponsored an annual reunion for the former stu- 
dents on the second weekend of August. This 
year the program emphasized a tribute to Mrs. 
Maude Long, a former student and teacher of 
the Institute. 



Calling All Men Of 

The Church Of 
Asheville Presbytery 

The Men of the Church of Asheville Presby- 
tery will gather at the Presbyterian Home for 
Children at Black Mountain on Thursday eve- 
ning, October 18. The festivities will begin at 
5:30 p.m. Come early and join in for fun and 
fellowship while enjoying Don's barbecued 
chicken livers and gizzards. 



Church Officer 
Training Event 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



Nov. 4, 1984 



The Leadership Training Council of the 
Christian Education Committee will hold an 
Officer Training Event for all officers and 
prospective officers of all churches in Asheville 
Presbytery on Sunday, November 4, at First 
Church in Waynesville. Registration will begin 
at 2:30 p.m. The event is scheduled to last until 
7:30 p.m., with a break for supper at the church. 

Council Chairman Alan Wildsmith of Mur- 
phy emphasizes that the event is designed to sup- 
plement the officer training program of each 
church. 

The event will include a review of the Book 
of Order and the Book of Confessions, and give 
special attention to the responsibilities of Elders 
and Deacons. 

Clerks of Sessions will receive details of the 
event and a registration card in late September. 
The Rev. Wildsmith asks that each church 
return the registration card, indicate the num- 
ber of people expected to attend, and note any 
topics of special concern that should be ad- 
dressed during the event. 

Charlie Sloan — 
Waynesville First Church 
Leadership Development Council 
CE Committee 



Canton Presbyterian 
Church 

Canton, NC 

During the morning worship service on Au- 
gust 19, 1984, Mrs. Gardner (Azalea) Holland 
was presented with the Lifetime Membership 
Award of the Women of the Church for many, 
many years of faithful work and service. 

This year also marks fifty-nine years of mar- 
riage for Gardner and Azalea. They are blessed 
with three daughters, nine grandchildren and 
five great grandchildren. 



Grace Covenant 
Presbyterian Church 

Lecture Series — October 28-29, T. Hartley 
Hall, IV, D.D., President of Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary. More information later. 

First 
Presbyterian Church 

Highlands, N.C. 

Some 70 members of our congregation took 
advantage of the fine opportunity afforded for 
four Sunday evenings in August, when Dr. Bill 
Kadel held his "Conversations on the Presby- 
terian Church"! Bill is so very knowledgeable, 
loving and compassionate, and we all learned 
so much about the history, government and 
doctrine of our church. The last two evenings 
were on the current issues that many of us are 
wrestling with . . . and we now have a better 
understanding of the decisions of the church on 
these things, and more information on which 
to come to an understanding and acceptance, 
as Presbyterians. 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 
We had 51 men attending our meeting on 
Tuesday, August 14! They had a great time — 
steaks, corn on the cob, salad; and the speaker 
was Jack Eckerd. 



Franklin 
Presbyterian Church 

Franklin, NC 

An opportunity is being offered in a series of 
Wednesday evening meetings in October for all 
of us to look at ourselves in our Christian rela- 
tionship within our church, our community, and 
our world. These five sessions will seek to ena- 
ble each of us to engage seriously with the faith 
we have received as a gift of God's grace; it 
seeks to empower us as believers to engage with 
the individuals around us, in church and com- 
munity, in a caring, listening, and responding 
way. WE ARE NOT GOING TO LEARN 
HOW TO DO SOMETHING. WE'RE GOING 
TO LEARN HOW TO BE SOMETHING. 

The study will begin the evening of October 
3. You are asked to commit yourself to three 
hours (7:00 to 10:00 PM) for the five Wednes- 
days of October. This is a call to commitment. 



First 
Presbyterian Church 

Swannanoa, NC 
Walk Thru The Old Testament 

On Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9:00 - 5:00, the 
First Presbyterian Church of Swannanoa will 
sponsor a Walk Thru the Bible Seminar. An Old 
Testament Seminar will be held in October and 
a New Testament Seminar in the Spring. This 
unique seminar has a solid down-to-earth ap- 
proach using notebooks, visuals, action, games 
— and most of all, the instructor's innovative 
presentation — all making the day fly by and 
the learning extremely easy. "Walkers" will 
match novel hand signs with the events, people 
and concepts of scripture. They'll see the "big 
picture" of how God relates to His people as 
they've never seen it before. 

Are you afraid of the Old Testament? For 
many of us it is so foreboding we never begin 
to mine the nuggets of spiritual gold that lie on 
its pages. But the Walk Thru the Old Testament 
Seminar has taken some of the nuggets, matched 
them with exciting learning techniques, struc- 
tured them in a six-hour seminar, and as a 
result, has unlocked the pages of the Old 
Testament. 

Unlocked them so well that "walkers" lose 
their fear of tackling an Old Testament study 
because they know they won't get lost in the 
flow of its history. 

How is this done? Using clearly defined ob- 
jectives, our instructor guides those present 
through the chronological logical flow of Old 
Testament history and its geography . . . sup- 
plies a key word to summarize the major thrust 
of each Old Testament book . . . provides im- 
portant applications for our lives. In addition, 
a learning manual is provided for each student. 

Thousands of people confirm that nothing 
gives a quicker, more effective, and more 
motivational handle on the Old Testament than 
a Walk Thru the Old Testament Seminar. 

One of the best advantages of the seminar at 
First Presbyterian in Swannanoa is its greatly 
reduced prices. The church believes strongly in 
improving Bible knowledge and has underwrit- 
ten some of the seminar. The prices are as fol- 
lows: Individual Adult, $14; Married Couple, 
$22; Student, $12; Senior Citizen (65 + ), $12; 
Family, $25. There is also a $5.00 discount for 
registering before Thursday, Oct. 25th. Come 
and have a great day with us. 

Mills River 
Presbyterian Church 

Horse Shoe, NC 

The congregation of the Mills River Pres- 
byterian Church honored their pastor, the 
Reverend D. Edward Renegar, and his wife, 
Anna Hall Renegar, at a dinner following the 
morning worship service Sunday, July 15. The 
church presented them a love gift of money at 
this time. 

The Reverend Renegar retired from the 
ministry August 31, 1984 after serving more 
than 33 years. He was ordained April 20, 1951 
by the Louisville Presbytery. He is a graduate 
of Maryville College with a B.A. degree. He also 
holds a Bachelor of Divinity and Master of 
Theology degrees from Louisville Presbyterian 
Theological Seminary. 

The Reverend Renegar has served as pastor 
of churches in Kentucky, Tennessee and North 
Carolina. He taught Greek at King College and 

continued on page 4 



September 1984 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



Women Of The Church 
Asheville Presbytery 




by Georgette Stiens, President 

This is the month when most Women of the 
Church are holding their annual meetings and 
are preparing for a fruitful year in His service. 
May we invest our lives in the duties that are 
needed to instill within us a spirit of enthusiasm 
and an attitude of willingness to fulfill our 
responsibilities, relying on God for the strength 
to do all that is asked. We can do all things 
through Him! 

At the August Council Meeting it was pro- 
posed that Section 3 of Article III which reads, 
"Each woman presented for nomination shall 
have the approval of her local Session," be 
deleted. We will vote on this at our Annual 
Meeting in April, and it will require a two-thirds 
vote. We have advised the secretary, Elizabeth 
Eberhart, to send a copy to any president who 
did not receive one Fall Training Day. 

Our 1985 Birthday Objective is called the Gift 
of a Lifetime: Enabling the Ministry of Older 
People. In nearly every congregation the num- 
ber of older adults is increasing and leadership 
is needed to help develop creative and effective 
ministry for and with these persons. In 1985 
Presbyterian women can help meet the need by 
responding to the challenge of the Presbyterian 
Office on Aging to provide $520,000 to recruit 
and train Presbyterians in their mid 60's to help 
develop older adult ministries. The money will 
be used to help defray the expenses for a sum- 
mer of intensive training and for the two years 
of full time service to presbyteries and congre- 
gations to which these people commit. The pro- 
gram will help build a better future for our 
church and promises to be an exciting, 
challenging and rewarding birthday objective. 
Eugenia Gamble tells us that a check for 
$325,780 was presented to the Third World 
Leadership Center as the current portion of our 
1984 Birthday Objective. A total of $500,000 
is expected by the end of 1984. 

Are you planning to attend the Fall Retreat 
at William Black Lodge November 2-3? What 
a wonderful weekend is being planned for you! 
I have asked our Personal Faith and Family Life 
Chairman, Marion Beegle, to share this column 
and to give you all of the details. We will be ask- 
ing different chairmen to do this throughout the 
year. 

Please take some time to develop your spiri- 
tual life each day and begin with the moment 
you awaken. Prayer and a personal time with 
God is so important. 



The Greatest Of These — (Fall Retreat 1984) 

by Marion Beegle 

November 2-3 are the dates to remember! 
Ann Renegar will be the retreat leader. Most of 
you will not have to be reminded what a treat 
that will be! 

Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. on 
November 2. Cost will be $20.00, paid at that 
time. William Black Lodge is the place and 
space is limited so be sure to get your reserva- 
tion in early. Forms will be given out at the 
Training Day on September 22. Mail these to 
Ms. Virginia Buchanan, P.O. Box 247, Mon- 
treal NC 28757. 



The Loving 
Way Campaign 



THE LOVING WAY CAMPAIGN officially 
opened with an organizational meeting held in 
the gym of the Home on August 23. About 200 
friends of the Home joined the Trustees, staff, 
children, and alumni for chicken barbeque 
dinner. 

Speaking in behalf of the Home were two 
former residents, Jimmy Bell, currently a 
teacher and coach at the Swannanoa Middle 
School, and Melanie Hyatt Rodenbough, now 
working as an attorney in the Public Defender's 
Office in Greensboro. Both spoke of the pro- 
found influence of this Christian Home, a 
ministry of Ashevile Presbytery, in their lives, 
and of their hope that the financial needs of the 
Home will be met to secure its services for fu- 
ture generations of children. 

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Tyson, leaders in the 
Black Mountain/Swannanoa Phase of the cam- 
paign have stated, "This is the best investment 
we know of in the Swannanoa Valley." 

Under the leadership and direction of the 
Board of Trustees of the Home, THE LOVING 
WAY CAMPAIGN is seeking pledges from in- 
dividuals and businesses over a five-year period. 
As of the end of August, pledges in the amount 
of $157,000 have been received in the campaign 
office, located in the Children's Home. 

Church members are reminded that this cam- 
paign seeks to raise funds for endowment and 
renovation of the buildings. The campaign does 
not diminish the need for a generous offering 
during the Thanksgiving Season. The Thanks- 
giving offering is used for operating expenses 
of the Home. 



Asheville Presbytery 
Junior High Council 

Fall Retreat: November 9 & 10 



Montreat is the site of the Fall Retreat for 
Asheville Presbytery's Junior Highs. Encourage 
the youth in your church to include this event 
in their plans! The retreat begins with supper 
on Friday, November 9th. After the evening ac- 
tivities youth will return with their leaders to 
their housing: Lookout, Hickory, and Fellow- 
ship Lodges. The retreat ends on Saturday, 
November 10th after lunch. Cost for meals and 
housing will be close to $20. Churches are en- 
couraged to subsidize this cost so that more of 
their youth will be able to attend. 

Even if your church does not have a youth 
group, if you have any young people of junior 
high age (however your school system defines 
that: all churches include 7th & 8th grades in 
this group; some include 6th or 9th grades), 
please find a way for those youth to attend. 
Each church is asked to provide one adult ad- 
visor for each 7 youth. If you have only one or 
two young people, please contact one of the Jr. 
High Council members listed below. They may 
be able to suggest another church with a small 
group with whom your youth could join. 

The Spring Rally (not an overnight) is planned 
for Sunday, May 5th. Location will be an- 
nounced. 

Registration forms will be mailed to the 
churches the first week of October. If you have 
any questions, contact one of these members of 
the Jr. High Council: Mrs. Mary Anne Creswell 
(Highlands: 526-2635); Mrs. Evelyn Worth 
McMulIen (Hendersonville: day — 692-6114, 
evening 697-2400); or Mrs. Betty Smith 
(Asheville: 252-6335). 



Not Already! 




by Ginnie Stevens, 
Hunger A wareness Enabler 



Dennis the Menace said recently, "There's 
Christmas stuff in the stores. It must be Au- 
gust." It's true, you know. The campaign to get 
us to spend another $20 million on gadgets and 
glitter in the name of Jesus' birthday has already 
begun. One of the goals of the Presbyterian 
Hunger Program is to get all of us to rethink 
how we celebrate Christmas so the holiday will 
better honor Him. The Presbytery Hunger Task 
Force encourages your congregation to consider 
three possibilities. 

One: Come to the Alternative Christmas 
Community Festival, November 3, 10:00 a.m. 
— 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in 
Asheville. Films, programs and exhibits will help 
you refocus. Everyone from school age children 
up should enjoy this day. 

Two: Borrow a new filmstrip, "Have Your- 
self a Merry Little Christmas," to use in Sun- 
day School, Church Night or other group 
meeting. It's excellent. 

Three: Borrow me along with the filmstrip to 
do a workshop or a program. 

For more information on all of these, call 
253-0159. Let's begin to really put Christ back 
in Christmas instead of just talking about it. 



A Cry For Help! 

by Lilian Fountain, 
Refugee Enabler 

Barbara Kostrzyck, her husband, and their 
four year old son escaped political oppression 
and persecution in Poland, and are now in a 
refugee camp in West Germany. They are 
Christians in their early 30's, highly educated 
school teachers, multi-lingual, and need spon- 
sorship in the U.S. by a P. C. U.S. A. church. 
CAN YOUR CHURCH HELP? 

Trinity Presbyterian Church in Henderson- 
ville is now assisting in the sponsorship of a Pol- 
ish family. Two members have arrived and 
another person is on the way. The session of 
Black Mountain Presbyterian Church has re- 
cently voted to sponsor a refugee. 

THE CRISIS IS NOT OVER! 

Is your church able to help the Kostrzyck's 
get a new start in life? Or sponsor an even larger 
family? Or even a single person? There are cries 
for help from Indochinese, Eastern Europeans, 
Middle Easterners, and Ethiopians. 

For more information, contact your Presby- 
tery's Sponsorship Enabler, Lilian Fountain, 
P.O. Box 7, Montreat, NC 28757 or (704) 
669-5803. 



September 1984 

Published monthly at Asheville, N.C. by the Presbytery of Asheville 

40 Church Street Asheville, N.C. 28801 

Rev. Charles S. Moore, Editor & Executive Presbyter 

Jayne Patton, Assistant to the Editor 

Enoch S. Blakely, Sr., Accountant 

Telephone 704-258-8143 
Subscription Price $1.00 Per Annum 

OUR MOUNTAIN WORK (USPS 4148-8000) is published monthly 
by the Presbytery of Asheville, 40 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801 . 
Second class postage paid at Asheville, NC POSTMASTER: Send 
address changes to OUR MOUNTAIN WORK, 40 Church St., 
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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



September 1984 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1984 

October 3, 1984 — Last day to receive articles 
for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

October 9, 1984 — Asheville Presbytery, 
Kenilworth Church Host; Registration 9:00 
a.m. Meeting convenes promptly at 9:30 
a.m. 

October 11-13, 1984 — Face To Face, Greens- 
boro, NC, Holiday Inn-Airport 

October 18, 1984 — Men of the Church fall 
gathering, Presbyterian Home for Children, 
Black Mountain, NC, 5:30 p.m. 

October 21-24, 1984 — Men's Convention, 
Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, GA. 

October 22-24, 1984 — Wee Kirk Conference, 
Montreat, NC 

October 25, 1984 — Board of Trustes, 
Presbyterian Home for Children, Black 
Mountain, NC, 6 p.m. 

November 2-3, 1984 — WOC Fall Retreat, 
William Black Lodge, Montreat, NC Regis- 
tration 4:30 p.m., Cost $20 (Paid at regis- 
tration time.) 

November 4, 1984 — Church Officer Training 
Event, Waynesville First Church, 2:30 to 
7:30 p.m. 

November 5, 1984 — Last day to receive 
articles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

November 9-10, 1984 — AP Junior High 
Council Fall Retreat, Montreat, NC. Con- 
tact Betty Smith 252-6335 or Evelyn 
McMullen 692-6114. 

December 4, 1984 — Last day to receive 
articles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

December 7-9, 1984 — PYC, Fall Rally, 
Assembly Inn, Montreat, NC 

January 7-10, 1985 — Presbyterian Congress 
of Renewal, Dallas, TX (Bob Henderson, 
contact person) 

January 12, 1985 — WOC Wimer Council, 
Oak Forest Church. 

January 19, 1985 — "Snow Day" if WOC 
Winter Council is unable to meet. 

January 22, 1985 — Meeting of Asheville 
Presbytery (host to be announced) 

February 15-16, 1985 — PYC, "Lock-In", 
Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, Black 
Mountain, NC 

April 19-21, 1985 — PYC, Windy Gap 

April 20, 1985 — WOC Annual Meeting, 
Black Mountain Presbyterian Church. 



memorial (Sifts 



Barnelt, Mr. Allen, Horse Shoe — Miss Carolyn Kimzey, 

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Whitaker, Horse Shoe, NC; Mr. 

Albert Kimzey, Asheville, NC. 
Bass, Mr. Theo — Mr. & Mrs. Ansley Cope, Hendersonville, 

NC 
Benton, Ms. Gladys — Mr. & Mrs. James S. Edmonds, 

Brevard, NC. 
Berry, Mr. Leman S., Tybee Island, GA — Mr. & Mrs. 

Ansley Cope, Hendersonville, NC. 
Berryfill, Mr. Aaron — Women of Sylva Presbyterian 

Church, Sylva, NC. 
Beverly, Mr. George W., Sr., Asheville, NC — Mrs. Walter 

W. Alexander, Mr. & Mrs. John N. Daniel, Asheville, NC; 

Ms. Beulah R. Dickson, Champaign, IL. 
Bishop, Mr. Euguen, Rockford, IL — Mrs. Ada Allison, 

Pisgah Forest, NC. 
Blue, Mrs. A. McNeil, Carthage, NC — M. Beam and L.R. 

Beam, Jr., Asheville, NC. 
Blue, Miss Eula, Carthage, NC — M. Beam and L.R. Beam, 

Jr., Asheville, NC. 
Bryant, Mr. Frank Carlton, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Edwin F. Cole, Asheville, NC. 
Cale, Mrs. Agnes — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Henderson- 
ville, NC. 
Campbell, Mr. Claude, Sylva, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Martin 

Cunningham, Women of First Presbyterian Church, Mr. 

& Mrs. Ralph Baumgardner, Sylva, NC. 
Coley, Mr. James N. — Mr. & Mrs. Olgie F. Tarr, Asheville, 

NC. 
Combs, Mrs. Ruth W., Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. 

Leonard Barber, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Henderson- 
ville, NC. 
Davidson, Mrs. James A., Raleigh, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

D.M. Illingworth, Canton, NC. 



Dews, Mrs. Virginia, Camp Calvin, Hampton, GA — Mr. 

& Mrs. Bob Z. Merrill, Asheville, NC. 

Dixon, Mr. Tom — James Morris Family & Ethel, 
Weaverville, NC. 

Drake, Mr. Ned V. — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 
Hendersonville, NC. 

Dynarski, Ms. Penny, Aiken, SC — Mr. & Mrs. Frank 
M. Heckendorn, II, Aiken, SC. 

Gardner, Dr. A. A., Jr., Asheville, NC — Miss Jean 
Shearouse, Black Mountain, NC; Dr. Multrie H. Truluck, 
Asheville, NC. 

Gardner, Mrs. Mary W., Westfield, Mass. — Ms. Barbara 
C. Jones, Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, Miss Maggie Good, 
Ms. Anna G. Pearce, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hen- 
dersonville, NC. 

Garrett, Ms. Docia, Sylva, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Fred Hooper, 
Sylva, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Felix Potts, Bryson City, NC; Mrs. 
George C. Zirkle, Dandridge, TN. 

Goepfert, Mr. Martin H., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC. 

Gordon, Mr. Russell, Saluda, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 
Barber, Hendersonville, NC. 

Gross, Mrs. Edith, Largo, FL — Mr. Clifford C. Clifton, 
Hendersonville, NC. 

Hawes, Ms. Paula J. — D.V. Ward Construction, Inc. 
Asheville, NC. 

Hawthorne, Mrs. R.P., Aiken, SC — Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, Hendersonville, NC. 

Hayes, Mrs. Thelma Marie, Asheville, NC — Ms. Alva J. 
Jackson, Mrs. Mamie Aiken, Mildred W. Carter, Frances 
Hutchins, Carl Waccter, Clara Johnson, Evelyn Brook- 
shire, Isabel Sullivan, Alice Thompson, Jody Bryson, 
Madge Stone, Mr. & Mrs. William J. Seep, Asheville, NC; 
Mrs. C.C. Brock, Alexandria, VA. 

Hemphill, Mrs. Rutha Lee — Mr. & Mrs. D.M. Illingworth, 
Canton, NC. 

Herbert, Mr. John T., Sr. — Mr. & Mrs. W.P. Shackleton, 
Asheville, NC. 

Holden, Mr. & Mrs. Albert, Horse Shoe, NC — The Ada 
Gilreath Family, Horse Shoe, NC. 

Jacobson, Mr. Kenneth A., Lake Lure, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC. 

Leathenvood, Mr. Lawrence, Waynesville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Sam Pryor, Waynesville, NC. 

Llewlyn, Mr. David, Pittsburgh, PA — Mr. & Mrs. Ansley 
Cope, Hendersonville, NC. 

Love, Mrs. Elizabeth S., Morristown, TN — Mrs. Iris B. 
Williams, Asheville, NC. 

Lovingood, Ms. Crystal, Knoxville, TN — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph 
E. Baumgardner, Sylva, NC. 

McCubbins, Mrs. E.L., Clearwater, FL — Miss Margaret 
L. Arthur, Asheville, NC. 

McCurry, Ms. Agnes, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. C.L. 
Epley, Jr., Asheville, NC. 

McDonell, Mr. John, New Orleans, LA — Mr. & Mrs. Gus 
M. Devlin, Asheville, NC 

McGaha, Mr. Phillip — Mr. & Mrs. James A. Wagoner, 
Brevard, NC. 

McKay, Mr. Donald A., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Donald McPherson, Sharon, PA; Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Ber- 
ry, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Clark, Mr. & Mrs. Everett Wight- 
man, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC; 
Barbara and Mac McGalliard, Tulsa, OK; Mrs. Bruce 
Swanson, Lighthouse Point, FL. 

Miller, Mr. Elmer, Canton, NC — Ms. Tracy Stanfiel, 
Mr. & Mrs. Ben Stanfiel, Asheville, NC. 

Miller, Mr. W.B., Johnson City, TN — Mr. & Mrs. Tate 
Barlow, Canton, NC. 

Minton, Ms. Bess, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Gus M. 
Devlin, Asheville, NC. 

Osborne, Ms. Elizabeth — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 
Hendersonville, NC. 

Pearch, Mr. William, Pisgah Forest, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
G.B. Wheeler, Pisgah Forest, NC. 

Penland, Mr. Cecil, Atlanta, GA — Mr. & Mrs. Gus M. 
Devlin, Mrs. Claudia H. Durst, Asheville, NC. 

Ray, Mrs. Effie, Weaverville, NC — Ms. Clara Gaddy, 
Weaverville, NC; Mr. & Mrs. F.R. Donoho, Tallahassee, 
FL. 

Roane, Mrs. Margaret — Ms. Nancy P. Greenwood, 
Franklin, NC. 

Robinson, Mr. Glenn E., Candler, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Tate 
H. Barlow, Mr. & Mrs. Howard F. Smathers, Women of 
Canton Presbyterian Church, Canton, NC. 

Scroggs, Jody Fred, Clyde, NC — Mr. Jack G. Scroggs, 
Canton, NC. 

Simpson, Mr. C. Althen, Lowell, Michigan — Mr. & Mrs. 
C.E. Weaver, Asheville, NC. 

Sorrells, Mrs. Mabel, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. George 
Wheeler, Jr., Brevard, NC. 

Stepp, Mr. Calvin M. — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 
Hendersonville, NC. 

Stone, Mrs. Selma Young, Black Mountain, NC — Ms. Helen 
Cannon, Ms. Pearl B. Folsom, Mr. & Mrs. Woodrow Pat- 
ton, Ms. Helen P. Hipp, Afternoon Circle of First Pres- 
byterian Church, Mrs. James H. Parks, Swannanoa, NC; 
Ms. Grace W. Lewis, Long, Howell, Parker & Payne, P. A., 
Asheville, NC; Valley Accounting Service, Ms. Virginia S. 
Brittain, The Ladies at Patterson's, Mr. John A. Kluttz, 
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Tarbert, Sr., Leonard and Joe Keever, 
Mr. & Mrs. J.C Mackney, Ms. Harriet Welch, Mr. & Mrs. 
Clarence Pegg, Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. McKenzie, Ms. 
Elizabeth Carter, Mr. & Mrs. Tom S. Garrison, Jr., Mr. 
& Mrs. C.J. Wilson, Mr. & Mrs. F.B. Austin, Miss Betty 
Austin, Black Mountain, N.C 

Stouffer, Mrs. Jennie — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 
Hendersonville, NC. 

Summerrow, Mr. Rufus W. — Dr. Multrie H. Trdluck, 
Asheville, NC. 

Tennent, Mr. Gilbert, Asheville, NC — Mrs. Charles G. 
Tennent, Asheville, NC. 

Walker, Mrs. Louise Patton, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Richard Gustafson, Mr. & Mrs. E.B. Matheson, Mr. & 



Mrs. J.O. Davidson, Mrs. W. Cecil Watson, Mr. & Mrs. 

George Perkins, Jr., Mrs. Walter Hart, Dr. W.S. Clayton, 

Mr. & Mrs. John Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bolt, Mr. 

& Mrs. D.F. Stoneback, Dr. Charles L. Newland, Mr. & 

Mrs. James F. Aycock, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Olewine, Mrs. 

J.W. Simpson, Rev. & Mrs. Ben F. Ormand, Brevard, NC; 

Mrs. Ada Allison, Mr. & Mrs. James B. Hickman, Mr. & 

Mrs. Jack Dense, Mr. & Mrs. R.H. Moore, Mr. & Mrs. 

George B. Wheeler, Jr., Pisgah Forest, NC; Mrs. Ben T. 

Echerd, Charlotte, NC; Mrs. John P. Driscoll, Alexandria, 

VA; Mrs. E.R. Echerd, Mrs. Bes Echerd, Linville Falls, 

NC; Mrs. George Wrigley, Jr., Greenville, SC; Dr. James 

P. Deavor, Charleston, SC. 
Wells, Mr. Worth W., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

George Caisse, Hendersonville, NC. 
Whiteside, Mrs. Hilda, Horse Shoe, NC — Neal & Joan 

Evans, Asheville, NC; Ms. Ruth Corpening, Horse Shoe, 

NC. 



GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY 

Scroggs, Mr. & Mrs. Don C, Canton, NC 

H. Avery, Canton, NC. 



■ Mrs. Dorothy 



RC "News" 



Enclosed is $ 



In Memory Of 



name of deceased 

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Note: If your gift is a LIVING memorial (i.e., Birthday, Anniversary, 
etc.) give details for acknowledgement. 
Send acknowledgement lo 



correct name for mail, please 



Address 



Donor's Name _ 
Donor's Address 



complete address for mail, please 



Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, 
Asheville, N.C. 28801 

(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient infor- 
mation is given in blanks above). Telephone: (704) 258-8143. 



Conditions necessitate a change in the main 
office hours for the Resource Center. The morn- 
ing hours will change, beginning the month of 
September, from Thursday morning to Wednes- 
day morning from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feel free 
to contact me at home on Tuesday mornings 
(298-1872) 

A/Vs: Dobson films available for your use 
are "To Be A Woman" and "Questions Par- 
ents Ask'. Be sure to reserve these films for use 
in your church programs! 

The RC has information on WNCC A/V 
Library membership for individual churches 
($30-$50) for those wishing to consider it. 

Books: The Winter CESA curriculum materi- 
als are available for examination. Also, any 
church wishing to pick up a copy of the Mission 
Yearbook for Prayer and Study may do so. One 
copy per church, please. 

Christie McPherson 
Resource Coordinator 

continued from page 2 

philosophy at Lees McRae College. For 13 years 
he was permanent Clerk of the Synod of Ap- 
palachia and has served as Stated Clerk of the 
Presbytery of Asheville for 1 1 years. 

Mrs. Renegar has held many many positions 
in local churches and on Presbytery and Synod 
levels. 

The Renegars have been at the Mills River 
Presbyterian Church almost five years, and they 
will be greatly missed by all. During the month 
of August, the Renegars visited their son who 
is stationed in Germany. The Renegars now 
make their home at 304 Dixon Drive, Hender- 
sonville, NC 28739. 



Memorial Gift for The 

Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 




Our Mountain Work 

PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 



Vol. LXXXV No. 33 



Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 



CZA. 



USPS 4148-80 



October 1984 



The Presbyterian Home 
For Children 

"Thanksgiving Offering" 
Invitation To Open House 




Brian Keener 

The Presbyterian Home was founded in 1904 as a mission project 
of Asheville Presbytery. In 1923 the Home moved to its present loca- 
tion on Lake Eden Road two miles west of Black Mountain. The 
Home's eight full-time staff members include the Executive Direc- 
tor, a housekeeper, and five housemothers, two of whom serve as 
dietician and assistant to the Executive Director, respectively, and one 
maintenance supervisor. All staff members are professing, practic- 
ing Christians. 

The Home's objective has always been to rear children in "the 
nurture and admonition of the Lord" and to provide them an ample 
opportunity to understand, receive and practice the Christian faith. 
Most children come to the Home from non-Presbyterian backgrounds 
and stay an average of 10 years. They learn Christian principles, attend 
Sunday school and church services, and participate in a number of 
other church-related activities. 

Children come to the Home with little or no hope. In their years 
there, they are able to find themselves and the Christian meaning of 
life. They leave the Home as well-balanced and integrated young adults 
who become worthwhile citizens and church people. 

The Home's benefits to the children themselves and to society are 
indeed significant. Its success is demonstrated time and again, not 
only in the lives of its alumni, but in their lifelong regard for the Home. 

Several former residents speak of the Home: Jimmy Bell came to 
the Home at the age of 12 years. "My mother could not take care 
of me and that's why I was put in the Home. If it had not been for 
the Home, today I would either be dead or in jail. It saved my life. 
The Home gave me everything I needed including tender loving care." 



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Annual Ministers 
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The annual Ministers Retreat for church pastors of Asheville Presby- 
tery will happen from 1 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 1984 until 
Noon, Tuesday, November 13, 1984. This Retreat will take place at 
Assembly Inn in Montreat, North Carolina. If any additional infor- 
mation is desired at this time, please contact the Reverend Lindy Can- 
non, Chaplain of Memorial Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC, 
telephone 704-255-4293. All church pastors are encouraged to attend. 



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Marcella Buhrmaster was a 9th grader when she came, along with 
her twin brother and two younger sisters. "Togetherness, love and 
good discipline characterize the Home. It is the only home I have 
known for over 10 years. I thank God that there are places like the 
Presbyterian Home that can keep a family together, and I thank God 
that there are people like Daddy McKenzie who make it all 
worthwhile." 

At the age of 11 years, Bob Ferguson, and his younger brother, 
Robin, came to the Home. "At the Presbyterian Home I was taught 
to believe in God, my country, and myself — by example — to serve 
others less fortunate than I. The Home is one in which instruction, 
guidance, discipline, care and concern are administered with love." 

Melanie Hyatt Rodenbough, entered the Home at the age of 9 years. 
Now an attorney in the Public Defender's Office in Greensboro, 
Melanie says, "I was encouraged at the Home to excel in the classroom 
and take positions of leadership in school activities. I was exposed 
to the church, the Bible, songs and writings of the Christian faith — 
all of which made a profound impression upon my life. In large part, 
I owe what I am to the Presbyterian Home." 

In many ways, the Presbyterian Home's budget is similar to that 
of any household with growing children. There are simply more chil- 
dren in the Home's household. Even though the Home is operated 
frugally — even austerely — it still costs more and more to operate 
each year. Fuel oil, electricity, food, clothing, educational materials, 
and other commodities continue to rise in cost. From 1977 to 1983 
alone, total operating costs rose from $130,000 to $210,000 — a 60 
percent increase. Most of these costs are beyond the power of the 
Home to control. 

Donald C. McKenzie, Executive Director, states, "This is a crucial 
time in the life of the Home. The Churches of Asheville Presbytery 
for eighty years, along with their many friends, have provided for 
the day-by-day operation. The feeding, clothing, and education of 
the children have always been met by the faithful members of the con- 
gregations in Western North Carolina. We are aware that without the 
help of these churches and their annual Thanksgiving Offering, the 
Home would cease to exist. The Thanksgiving Offering is one way 
the Churches of Asheville Presbytery say to the children and staff, 
'We love you, we care about you, and we are going to continue our 
faithful support.' 

Please don't confuse the campaign to raise monies for renovation 
and endowment that is taking place over Western North Carolina, 
with the Thanksgiving Offering. The campaign is a five-year program 
but the Thanksgiving Offering is a yearly giving. 

On behalf of the children and staff, I want to express my heartfelt 
thanks to the Churches of Asheville Presbytery for their loving care 
and support." 

The Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian Home recommends that 
the local sessions consider the dates of November 4, 11, and 18 for 
the annual Thanksgiving Offering, and envelopes for this Thanks- 
giving Offering will be mailed to the churches the latter part of 
October. 

The Executive Director, the Board of Trustees, the Staff and the 
children of the Presbyterian Home for Children at Black Mountain 
invited all members of Asheville Presbytery and friends to the annual 
Open House on November 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. Please come! 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



October 1984 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



Riceville 
Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, NC 

One of the high points of the year in the life 
of the Riceville Presbyterian Church is the 
annual Old Folk's Day held on the third Sunday 
in September. It is a day of worship, fellowship, 
good food, music and the honoring of older 
members and friends who have given so much 
to the life of the Church. 

It was a special time for returning members 
and friends to meet the new minister, the 
Reverend Scott Hilbron. Reverend Hilborn was 
in charge of the morning worship service. 

Guest speaker for the afternoon service was 
Mrs. Mae Ray who spoke on, "The Life of 
Christ". Mrs. Ray, at age 95, was the oldest 
member present. She has been a member of the 
Riceville Church for 79 years. Other persons 
honored were: Mrs. Ethel Parker, Mr. Virgil 
Bias and Mr. Clyde Hall. 

Special music was provided by the Ball 
Singers, led by the Reverend Enoch Ball; also, 
by Mrs. Madeline Dillingham, Mrs. Pat Bailey, 
Mrs. Sara Sawyer and Mr. Neal Bias of the 
Riceville Church. Mrs. Terri Bias was at the 
organ. Mr. Tip Sawyer and Dr. Hilton Seals 
were in charge of the afternoon session. Beau- 
tiful flowers were provided by Mr. and Mrs. 
Sam Moris. 

Trinity 
Presbyterian Church 

Hendersonville, NC 

Trinity will be sharing Christmas this year 
with a small group of international students 
from U.S. colleges and universities. When their 
campus housing closes for the holidays, many 
students from other countries look for opportu- 
nities to visit other parts of the U.S. or to be 
in a home. Some of these students may be 
Christians who want to celebrate Christmas with 
American Christians; others may have no 
contact with a church. 

Trinity has applied to be a host church 
through the inter-denominational Christmas 
International House (CIH) in Atlanta. The 
international students (single & married) indi- 
cate their preference for location and are placed 
by CIH, with a mix of students of different 
nationalities from different U.S. universities in 
each host church. This is an opportunity to 
share our celebration of Christ's birth with 
people of other countries and to be enriched by 
their presence with us. 

Westminster 
Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, N.C. 

Women of the Church Council of the West- 
minster Church met September 18 at 6:45 p.m. 
prior to the General meeting at 7:30. Devotion- 
als included a rainbow of candles lighted by the 
recently installed officers. The President and 
Circle Chairmen gave their yearly reports. 

Women of the Church officers installed were: 
President: Mary Virginia Cowan 
Vice-President: Martha Hodges 
Secretary: Mary Peacock 
Treasurer: Hazel McRorie 
Historians: Dottie Potter and Ruth Davis 

Circle Chairmen: Lucy Lowry, Connie 

Henderson, Marie O'Barr, and Marcia Allen 
Program Chairmen: 

Personal Faith and Family Life, Joyce McNair 
Christian Community Action, Evelyn Patton 
Ecumenical Missions & 

Relations, Martha Nichols 
Leadership & Resources, Luceba Britt 



New Hope 
Presbyterian Church 

Arden, NC 

Some days the people of New Hope Church 
grow weary. . .weary of moving from place to 
place. . .weary of carrying with us our 
"baggage" — Bibles, "The Worshipbook," a 
piano (a very heavy one!), the coffee pot, a play 
pen. . .but we rejoice that as we move, new 
members join with us, and that along the way 
we are learning that we are the Church of Jesus 
Christ, a pilgram people learning to follow in 
the way of Jesus Christ. 

We have settled back into temporary facilities 
at the Valley Springs Community Center on 
Overlook Rd. in Skyland. The addition of the 
mobile unit, which is next to the Community 
Center, is a great help for our nursery and 
church school program. In October, many of 
our members participated in the CROP WALK 
which raised money to help feed hungry people 
in our communities and around the world. In 
the near future, the "2C a meal" program will 
be introduced to the congregation. The children 
continue their weekday program, "Footprints"; 
they have visited with a rabbi to learn about 
some of the Jewish holidays and have gone to 
Hillhaven Nursing Home in Asheville to visit 
with friends there. The youth of the congrega- 
tion are exploring a variety of activities in which 
they can participate. 

We are a small, new congregation, and we 
need to know that we are a part of the larger 
Church. Your participation in ministry with us 
can help us see that the church is far wider and 
greater than our little group of folks. We would 
ask for your participation by including us in 
your prayers, by your gifts, and by your atten- 
dance at our worship and on special occasions. 
The following is a list of gifts which you may 
have which would be of help to us in our work: 
a table to use in a church school room; small 
blackboard; small bulletin board; church school 
supplies such as: construction paper, crayons, 
scissors, glue; mimeograph paper; play equip- 
ment such as balls, games; materials about the 
Presbyterian Church for new members; banners 
to use in worship, loaned on a temporary basis. 
You are invited to be with us on a Sunday 
morning at 1 1 a.m. for worship and fellowship 
— at the Valley Springs Center, until further 
notice. Contact the Pastor, Ellen Dozier, 
684-5461, for information about special activi- 
ties planned for November and December. In 
turn we promise to pray for the churches of this 
Presbytery and to try to live as a sign of the new 
things that God is doing in the midst of 
Asheville Presbytery. 

Sylva Presbyterian 
Church 

Sylva, NC 

For the second year, Sylva Presbyterian 
Church held a successful evening Vacation Bible 
School. About 80 adults, children and staff par- 
ticipated in a sharing through Bible stories, 
crafts, music, recreation and refreshments from 
6:30 to 8:30 for a week in June. 

The theme for the children aged 8 to 16 was 
"Share the Good News." A hymn sing, a Keith 
Miller film series, "New Wine", and discussion 
made up the adult program. 

The final session included a hotdog- 
watermelon picnic for all. 

At the church service following the Vacation 
Bible School, the children shared with the con- 
gregation a skit and the songs they had learned 
that week. 

Our Senior Highs helped on our teaching 
staff. 



Brevard-Davidson 

River Presbyterian 

Church 

Brevard, NC 

The congregation of the Brevard-Davidson 
River Presbyterian Church celebrated their 
annual Davidson River Day on September 16, 
1984. 

The Davidson River Church is one of the 
oldest congregations in Western North Carolina. 
The following was taken from the history of the 
Brevard-Davidson River Church: "Authentic 
records of the church history have been lost; 
however, there are fragmentary accounts by 
which we can safely assume there was a Pres- 
byterian Church in Pisgah Forest at or prior to 
1800." 

Dr. John Smith, honorably retired and 
former pastor of the Church, preached the ser- 
mon. The Davidson River Homecoming con- 
tinued at noon with a delightful picnic dinner 
on the grounds, an appropriate program and an 
old-fashioned sing-along. A great time was had 
by all attending. 

The General Meeting of WOC of Brevard- 
Davidson River Presbyterian Church met Sep- 
tember 20 in the Fellowship Hall at 1 1 :00 a.m. 
An interesting program was presented by guests 
from our neighboring churches who told us 
what women are doing in their respective 
churches. Churches represented included the 
Episcopal, the First Baptist, Central Methodist, 
Bethel, Bethel A, Sacred Heart Catholic and 
Lutheran. 

Dr. Lindy Cannon, Interim Pastor, installed 
the new officers of the WOC for a two-year 
term moderated by Ginny Heckert President 
and Sharyn Ingram Vice President. 

Black Mountain 
Presbyterian Church 

by Bob Glasgow, Sr. 

There is something new at the Black Moun- 
tain Presbyterian Church: a Session authorized 
committee named "Creative Group Commit- 
tee". It is also known as "The Creative Crew" 
and is composed of Paul and Ann Warren, co- 
chairmen; Mary Ann Carlton, Susan Hensley, 
Mario Legate, Don Self and Amelia Walker. 

Wednesday, September 5, saw a happy group 
gather at 5:45 p.m. for a good meal and a fun 
evening of fine fellowship that got better as the 
group really got into the spirit of this gathering. 

Ann Warren opened the meeting with prayer 
and scripture. The goals of this Committee were 
listed as Christian fellowship, inspiration, edu- 
cation and involvement. It was emphasized that 
members were not to be oysters or sponges, but 
to remember that we have hands, heads, feet 
and a place to work — our church. 

Dr. Paul Warren gave a delightful program 
and all who came were glad they did! 

Tentatively, the first two Wednesdays of the 
month are scheduled for these "get-togethers" 
and, as word gets around, attendance will 
increase which makes essential prior reservations 
made on Sundays or through the church office. 

First 
Presbyterian Church 

Waynesville, NC 

The first Sunday in August the Rev. Wayne 
H. Davis (HR) became our interim pastor, and 
he is proving to be in all respects a "full-time" 



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continued from page 2 

pastor! Our "search committee" is taking their 
task very seriously and conscientiously. Every 
Wednesday at 12:30 noon, members of the con- 
gregation who can, and want to, gather in the 
church library for a period of special prayer 
concerning our need for an official resident 
pastor. 

Our new Sunday School Superintendent, Mrs. 
Toni Cook, is taking her responsibilities in 
stride. She has inaugurated a series of special 
seminars to be held periodically throughout the 
current year on subjects of interest to the con- 
gregation (the result of a questionnaire) during 
the Sunday School hour. 

On Sunday, September 30th, we plan to 
observe "Roll Call" at which time one of the 
officers of the church will read off the name of 
every person who is on the official roll of the 
church. Potluck dinner will follow this service. 

Pray for us as we pray for you! 



Church Officer 
Training Event 

Nov. 4, 1984 

The Leadership Training Council of the 
Christian Education Committee will hold an 
Officer Training Event for all officers and 
prospective officers of all churches in Asheville 
Presbytery on Sunday, November 4, at First 
Church in Waynesville. Registration will begin 
at 2:30 p.m. The event is scheduled to last until 
7:30 p.m., with a break for supper at the church. 



Asheville Presbytery 
Youth Council 

by Jan Beegle, 
APYC Historian 

Plans for Asheville Presbytery Youth Coun- 
cil's Fall Rally (Dec. 7-9) are being finalized. 
Our speaker is Dan Fortson. He will speak on, 
"How To Share Your Faith." Our theme for 
dinner will be MASCARADE, so plan a 
costume. 

The Youth Council will be issuing Newsletters 
in the near future to all Senior Highs telling 
more information of our activities for our 
growth in Christ. 

The brochures for the Fall Rally are out. Your 
church should have these now. Please fill out 
the registration forms and send them in as soon 
as possible so that we can reserve a space for 
your group. 

Here it is, the roster for A.P.Y.C. 1984-85: 

Moderator — Rebecca Burke, Montreat 
Vice-Moderator — Miriam Payne, 

Hendersonville 
Secretary — Becky Teed, Westminster 
Treasurer — Eve Jackson, Black Mountain 
Registrar — Will Smith, Asheville 
Historian — Jan Beegle, Cullowhee 
Eastern D.C. — John Bowman, Westminster 
Western D.C.'s — Melanie McNeely, Cullowhee 
John Truitt, Waynesville 
Mark Eudy, Waynesville 
Alternate — Chip Beegle, Cullowhee 

If you have any questions, comments, or sug- 
gestions, please call or write me at: 

(704) 293-5071, or 
Jan Beegle 
P.O. Box 518 
Cullowhee, NC 28723 



Women Of The Church 
Asheville Presbytery 



OOPS WE GOOFED! 

In the September, 1984 issue of OUR MOUN- 
TAIN WORK the following paragraph was 
printed on the front page in the article, 
BETHEL CHURCH CELEBRATES 150TH 
ANNIVERSARY 1834-1984. Elder John Bulgin 
of the Franklin Church forwarded documenta- 
tion supporting that the Franklin Church was 
organized 1833, and we are grateful to him for 
bringing this matter to our attention. 

As we all know, the twenty-nine churches of 
Asheville Presbytery (former PCUS) and eight 
churches of Holston Presbytery (former 
UPCUSA) will become the new Asheville Pres- 
bytery on January 1, 1985. 

In view of the above facts, the staff of the 
Historical Foundation graciously agreed to 
research this whole historical matter, and the 
following are their findings: 

DATES OF ORGANIZATION OF THE 14 
OLDEST CHURCHES IN ASHEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY (FORMER PCUS) 



Reems Creek 


1794 


Beech 


1889 


Calvary 


1892 


Marshall 


1898 


Walnut 


1898 


Dorland Memorial 


1900 


White Rock 


1900 (we think) 


Warren Wilson 


1925 



Swannanoa First 

Asheville First 

Davidson River 

Franklin 

Bethel 

Hayesville 

Hendersonville First 

Mills River 

Oak Forest 

Waynesville First 

Riceville 

Bryson City 

Brevard 

Andrews 



1794 
1794 
1829 
1833 
1834 
1841 
1852 
1859 
1872 
1875 
1876-1) 
1881 
1891 
1897 



DATES OF ORGANIZATION OF THE 8 
CHURCHES OF HOLSTON PRESBYTERY 
(FORMER UPCUSA) 



(1-The Riceville Church was organized by the 
former UPCUSA denomination in 1876, and 
the Riceville Church joined Asheville Presbytery 
(former PCUS) in 1967. 

We are all indebted to the staff of the Histor- 
ical Foundation for providing this information 
for us. 

Charles S. Moore, Executive Presbyter 



Memorial Mission Hospital Auxiliary 
Sets, "Tree of Life 
Sunday," Nov. 18 

CARING FOR AN INDIVIDUAL WHO 
HAS CANCER can be difficult and emotionally 
straining. Church families can offer a special 
kind of support for these individuals and their 
families by participating in Tree of Life Sunday, 
November 18th. Tree of Life is a community 
fund-raising project sponsored by Memorial 
Mission Hospital Auxiliary. This year the goal 
is $10,000 which will be used by the hospital's 
cancer unit to better serve both cancer patients 
and their families. Tree of Life Sunday is the 
day for area churches to be involved in the 
project. Contributions may be made in honor 
or memory of someone and each gift adds a 
light on the Tree of Life. If your church is 
already participating in this project, thank you 
for your support! If you would like additional 
information about Tree of Life Sunday, please 
contact Mrs. Judi Karriker at 255-4421. 
Chaplain, Lindy M. Cannon 




by Georgette Stiens, President 

If you were not in Franklin on Saturday, 
September 22nd you missed a fantastic day! The 
weather was glorious and our Fall Training Day, 
through God's sustaining strength and each of 
you giving of your best, was a satisfying and 
pleasurable experience. Approximately 160 
women attended. One of our presidents, in a 
note to me, expressed our day so well. "We were 
delighted with the meeting in Franklin and 
found inspiration and valuable knowledge 
among the fellowship with our talented 
leaders." Bouquets to the women of the Frank- 
lin Church for their warm hospitality and loving 
care and to our marvelous district chairmen for 
a splendid program. My joy overflows when I 
think of this day and of the dedication, love and 
unselfish service that was so evident. Our offer- 
ing was $233.25. 

Important for the Ecumenical Mission and 
Relation Chairpersons! Although the rest of the 
Church is busy making Thanksgiving and 
Christmas plans, you need to be thinking toward 
Mission Season in January - March. 

We are fortunate to have assigned to our 
Presbytery four mission couples who are to be 
used in our Churches in March. 
Dr. and Mrs. Herb Coddington (Bangladesh) 

(March 17-20) 
Dr. and Mrs. Alan Gordon (Brazil) 

(March 3-7) 
Dr. and Mrs. Birch Rambo (Zaire) 

(March 26-28) 
Revs. Brad and Laura Long (Taiwan) 

(March 20-24) 
But, we must start coordinating their times 
with our churches now. Please get together with 
your pastor and mission committee as soon as 
possible and set up dates that you will want to 
use them — whether for worship services and 
circle meetings, youth fellowships or retreats, 
family night suppers and Sunday School classes 
or putting all of these activities together for a 
mini-mission week! 

January will be too late! Plan now and get 
the itinerary worked out for the missionaires of 
your choice. Then call Sylvia Crawford, 
669-2630, to get your times coordinated on the 
Presbytery schedule. Also, feel free to call Sylvia 
for any additional information about the mis- 
sionaries or suggestions concerning mission 
programs. 

By the way, remind your youth leaders to get 
their young people working on their project for 
the Gatlinburg Mission Conference, February 
1-3. 

"Thanksgiving is thanks living." I do not 
know who wrote this — but "I give thanks to 
God always for you." On this Thanksgiving 
Day let us think about these words that Paul 
wrote. Make this a day to think with love and 
appreciation of others and a day in which to be 
thankful for all of life's blessings. Thanksgiving 
is a very special time! 



DATES TO REMEMBER 

1984 

December 1 — President's Reports (Form will 
be sent to you in newsletter) 

1985 

April 20 — Annual Meeting - Black Mountain 



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October 1984 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1984-85 

November 2-3, 1984 — WOC Fall Retreat, 

William Black Lodge, Montreat, NC; Regis- 
tration 4:30 p.m., Cost $20 (Paid at regis- 
tration time.) 
November 4, 1984 — Church Officer Training 

Event, Waynesville First Church, 2:30 p.m. 

to 7:30 p.m. 
November 5, 1984 — Last day to receive 

articles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
November 9-10, 1984 — AP Junior High 

Council Fall Retreat, Montreat, NC; Contact 

Betty Smith, 252-6335 or Evelyn McMullen, 

692-6114. 
November 12-13, 1984 — Ministers Retreat 

Assembly Inn, Montreat, NC; 1 p.m. Mon- 
day until Noon, Tuesday. 
November 18, 1984 — OPEN HOUSE, 

Presbyterian Home for Children at Black 

Mountain, NC, 2-5 p.m. 
December 4, 1984 — Last day to receive 

articles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
December 7-9, 1984 — PYC, Fall Rally, 

Assembly Inn, Montreat, NC 
December 13-15, 1984 — Synod's Boundaries 

Committee meets. 
January 4, 1985 — Last day to receive 

articles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
January 7-10, 1985 — Presbyterian Congress 

of Renewal, Dallas, TX (Bob Henderson, 

contact person) 
January 7, 1985 — C.E. Committee meeting, 

Waynesville First Church, 12 o'clock Noon. 
January 10, 1985 — Committee on Ministry 

meeting, Asheville First Church, 5 p.m. 
January 11, 1985 — Presbytery Council meets, 

Asheville First Church, 3 p.m. with the 

Finance Committee meeting at 1 p.m. 
January 12, 1985 — WOC Winter Council, 

Oak Forest Church. 
January 19, 1985 — "Snow Day" if WOC 

Winter Council is unable to meet. 
January 22, 1985 — Meeting of Asheville 

Presbytery, Hendersonville First Church; 

Registration 9:00 a.m. 
February 4, 1985 — Last day to receive 

articles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
February 5, 1985 — Committee on Ministry, 

Asheville First Church, 5 p.m. 
February 15-16, 1985 — PYC, "Lock-In", 

Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, Black 

Mountain, NC 
March 5, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 

for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
March 14, 1985 — Committee on Ministry, 

Asheville First Church, 5 p.m. 
March 19, 1985 — C.E. Committee meets, 

Murphy Presbyterian Church, 12 o'clock 

Noon. 
March 21, 1985 — Mission Committee meets 

at 12 o'clock Noon (Place to be announced). 
March 28, 1985 — Presbytery Council meets, 

Asheville First Church, 3 p.m. 
April 3, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 

for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
April 13, 1985 — Asheville Presbytery meets, 

Bryson City Presbyterian Church, Bryson 

City, NC; Registration 9:00 a.m. 



October 1984 

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Alexander, Mr. John R., Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. 
Leonard Barber, Hendersonville, NC. 

Ayers, Mr. Edwin Myers, LaFollelte, TN — Mrs. Nora E. 
Ballew and Frances, Asheville, NC. 

Bargeon, Mr. Brett, California — Women of First 
Presbyterian Church, Sylva, NC. 

Beverly, Mr. George W., Sr., Asheville, NC — Mrs. LB. 
Prince, Hendersonville, NC 

Black, Mr. David E., Black Mountain, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Howard Runnion, Fletcher, NC. 

Bleezarde, Mr. Oscar S., Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. 
Leonard Barber, Hendersonville, NC. 

Brown, Dr. James, South Carolina — Ms. Allene F. 
Harberson, Hendersonville, NC. 

Bryant, Mr. Frank, Asheville, NC — Men's Bible Class of 
First Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 

Bull, Mr. John T., Taylors, S.C. — 84th Aerial Port 
Squadron, Greenville, SC. 

Burch, Mrs. Martha, Bat Cave, NC — Senator & Mrs. Bo 
Thomas, Hendersonville, NC 

Case, Mr. Gordon T., Hendersonville, NC — Senator & Mrs. 
Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, NC. 

Combs, Ms. Ruth, Hendersonville, NC — Ms. Allene F. 
Harberson, Hendersonville, NC. 

Curtis, Mrs. Kathryn F., Naples, FL — Dr. & Mrs. Ben 
F. Ormand, Brevard, NC. 

Davies, Mr. James J., Asheville, NC — Johnston Elementary 
School, Asheville, NC. 

Davis, Mr. Marcus E. (Tony), Waynesville, NC — Adult 
Sunday School Class, Ms. Ida Jean Brown, Mr. William 
F. Swift, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Rov Haupt, Mr. & Mrs. Ernest 
O. Edwards, Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Hall, Waynesville, NC. 

Dew, Mr. John Franklin, Richmond, VA — Mr. & Mrs. 
Kendall Leemon, Jr., Asheville, NC. 

Dunn, Mrs. May A., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Kytle Williams, Asheville, NC. 

Durst, Mrs. Claudia, Greenwood, SC — Ms. Mary S. 
Davidson, Mr. & Mrs. C.T. Palat, Sr., Mrs. Dorothy Gad- 
dy, Mr. & Mrs. William C. Embler, Mrs. Charles Munch, 
Asheville, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Claude F. Holcombe, Candler, 
NC: Mr. & Mrs. John Dillingham, Enka, NC; Mrs. Ruth 
C. Williams, Mr. & Mrs. Richard M. Smith, Mrs. Annette 
Lawton, Mrs. Jane Blackwell, Mr. Alvin Rankin, Green- 
wood, SC. 

Everhart, Mrs. Russie, Asheville, NC — Shumate-Taylor 
Bible Class, West Asheville Presbvterian Church, Asheville, 
NC. 

Fain, Mrs. Mary Lee, Sterling, VA — Mrs. L.B. Prince, 
Hendersonville, NC. 

Garcia, Mr. G.C., Bat Cave, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 
Barber, Hendersonville, NC. 

Mother of Richard Gardner — Mr * Mrs AW. Childs. 
Hendersonville, NC. 

Gilrcath, Mrs. Margaret K., Horse Shoe, NC — Mrs. Ralph 
S. Crawford, Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, 
NC; Mr. & Mrs. Albert Kimzey, Asheville, NC; Ms. Caro- 
lyn Kimzey, Horse Shoe, NC. 

Goepfert, Mr. Martin H., Hendersonville, NC — Senator & 
Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, NC. 

Hyatt, Mr. Allen, Waynesville, NC — Senator & Mrs. Bo 
Thomas, Hendersonville, NC. 

Johnson, Mrs. Clara, Asheville, NC — Shumate-Taylor Bible 
Class of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Ms. Alma 
W. Bradford, Women of West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Robert Gamble & Chil- 
dren, Charlotte, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Howard J. Keim, Bowie, 
MD. 

Johnson, Mr. Vernon J., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. Leander 
B. Johnson, Hendersonville, NC. 

Kennedy, Mrs. Margaret Letzer, Charlotte, NC — Miss Olive 
Croswell, Asheville, NC. 

McClure, Ms. Frances B., Sylva, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Fred 
Hooper, Sylva, NC. 

Midgctt, Mr. William Ambrose, Asheville, NC — Women of 
Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 

Misener, Ms. Edna — Mr. & Mrs. Alan Lewis, 
Highlands, NC. 

Morrison, Mrs. Elizabeth Raysor, Asheville, NC — Mr. & 
Mrs. T.W. Pritchard, Mrs. John L. Simmons, Mr. & Mrs. 
Emmett J. Davis, Mrs. Will F. Russell, Mr. & Mrs. H.R. 
Nottingham, Mr. & Mrs. Brainard B. Rorison, Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas Morrison, Dr. & Mrs. William M. Wyatt, Mr. & 
Mrs. J.H. Glenn, Mr. & Mrs. John D. Earle, Mr. & Mrs. 
Harmon M. Lee, Mrs. Gladys Koonts, Mrs. Allen T. Mor- 
rison, Mrs. R. Newman Lockwood, Jr., Dr. & Mrs. Walter 
M. Watts, Dr. & Mrs. Sam Crow, Mr. & Mrs. Harold K. 
Bennett, Asheville, NC; Mr. & Mrs. C.R. Rouse, Hender- 
sonville, NC; Mr. & Mrs. W.R. Clayton, Winston-Salem, 
NC. 

Oates, Mrs. Sarah, Dana, NC — Mr. & Mrs. A.G. 
Randolph, Jr., Ms. Allene F. Harberson, Hendersonville, 
NC. 

Oelschlager, Ms. Betty, Avon Park, FL — Mr. & Mrs. 
Kendall Leemon, Jr., Mrs. James W. Bradley, Asheville, 
NC. 

Parker, Mr. John C, Erwin, TN — Mrs. George A. 
Greenwood, Mrs. Guy Brookshire, Asheville, NC. 

Pennock, Mr. Lewis Victor, Bryson City, NC — Mrs. Cecil 
F. Plot, Bryson City, NC. 

Pouncey, Mrs. W.G., Eufaula, AL — Mr. & Mrs. Joseph 
H. Judd, Circle #3 of First Presbyterian Church, Ms. Ida 
Jean Brown, Waynesville, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Russell K. 
Rhinehard, Hayesville, NC; Mr. & Mrs. William H. John- 
son, Otto, NC. 

Ray, Mrs. Effie Shelton, Weaverville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert C. Clark, Mr. & Mrs. S.R. Perkins, Women of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. R.A. Arm- 
strong, Asheville, NC; Red Oak School, Weaverville, NC. 



Reid, Mr. Benjamen Palmer — Ms. Miriam B. Williamson, 
Ms. Martha Bedinger, Maryville, TN. 

Robinson, Mr. Glenn E., Candler, NC — Ms. June Scroggs, 
Mr. & Mrs. Gardner Calvin, Mr. & Mrs. C.A. Crisp, Mr. 
Leroy Mears, Mr. & Mrs. Everett Scroggs, Ms. Virginia 
Hill, Mrs. George H. Trostel, Mick and Jo, Mr. & Mrs. 
E.S. Mathis, Ms. Mary E. Gillis, Mr. & Mrs. Don C. 
Scroggs, Canton Presbyterian Men, Mr. Ray S. Robinson, 
V.F.W. Post 5198, Canton, NC; Mrs. Charles W. Dilling- 
ham, Asheville, NC; Mr. & Mrs. H. Glenn Williams, Lake 
Junaluska, NC; Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, Hendersonville, 
NC. 

Shealy, Mr. Fred G., Senaca, SC — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 
Barber, Hendersonville, NC. 

Stencil, Miss Florine — Mr. & Mrs. Ellis M. Vaught, 
Tryon, NC. 

Stone, Mrs. Selma, Black Mountain, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Joe 
Williams, Mr. & Mrs. Harold W. Patton, Mr. & Mrs. John 
H. Rice, Black Mountain, NC. 

Sutton, Mr. Joseph L., Sylva, NC — Women of Sylva 
Presbyterian Church, Ms. Edith G. Jenkins and Rose, 
Sylva, NC. 

Thrasher, Doris Ann, Lynchburg, VA — Mr. & Mrs. Carl 
Borland, Hendersonville, NC. 

Trigleth, Mr. Walter — Mr. & Mrs. Gary J. Roberts, 
Alexander, NC. 

Walker, Mrs. Louise, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Perry A. 
Allison, Mr. & Mrs. A.W. Cates, Mr. & Mrs. Dave Thorne, 
Mr. & Mrs. John T. New, Jeff & Kristen, Circle #4 of 
Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, Brevard, 
NC; Mr. & Mrs. George J. Moore, Pisgah Forest, NC; Mr. 
& Mrs. E.R. Echerd, Jr., Charlotte, NC. 

Warren, Mrs. Mary, Asheville, NC — Women of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Anderson, 
Circle #1 of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Shumate- 
Taylor Bible Class of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Erik D. Phillips, Bloomington, 
MN. 

Whiteside, Mrs. Hilda, Horse Shoe, NC — French Broad 
Rural Letter Carriers, Horse Shoe, NC; Mr. & Mrs. John 
C. Hendersonville, Fayetteville, GA. 

Wilbanks, Mrs. Effie W. Carter, Travelers Rest, SC — Mr. 
& Mrs. John C. Ward, Arden, NC. 

Wine, Mr. Chester, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. H.J. 
Runnion, Fletcher, NC. 

Deceased Members of Circle Number 2 of Brevard-Davidson 
River Presbyterian Church, Brevard, NC — Given by the 
Circle. 

IN HONOR OF AND THANKSGIVING FOR THE 
MARRIAGE OF 

Mr. & Mrs. J.L. Ownes, Jr., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Gus M. Devlin, Asheville, NC. 

IN HONOR OF 100TH BIRTHDAY OF 
Mrs. Ethel Murray. Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. Harold M. 
Hammond, Hendersonville, NC. 

IN HONOR OF 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY OF 
F.E. and Emma Shull — Gift to Home in Honor of the Day: 

Mr. Jack G. Scroggs, Canton, NC. 



NEW KID ON THE BLOCK! 

John and Peggy Stone rejoice in the 
birth of Philip Thompson Stone, the new 
son that God has given them. Philip was 
born on Friday, September 28, 1984 at 
1:30 p.m. at the Fletcher Hospital in 
Fletcher, NC, weighing in at 8 lbs. 10 ozs. 
The proud father is pastor of the Etowah 
Presbyterian Church. Congratulations to 
John and Peggy! 



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PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

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Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 



October 1984 




Digest Of The Fall Meeting 
Of The Presbytery Of Asheville 

by the Reverend D. Edward Renegar, Stated Clerk 

The Presbytery of Asheville met in adjourned 
session at the Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 
October 9, 1984 and was opened with prayer by 
the Moderator, Dr. John Beegle. The follow- 
ing is a digest of the actions taken at this 
meeting. 

1. Engaged in a worship service led by the 
Host Pastor, the Reverend John David Stewart. 
As part of the service, the Sacrament of the 
Lord's Supper was observed. Assisting in this service was the Reverend 
Andrias Garcia, Program Director for the Central American Center 
for Pastoral Studies. 

2. Increased the budget of the Mission's Committee by $1,500 in 
order that the remuneration of the pastor of the Korean Congrega- 
tion could be increased. 

3. That the office of Stated Clerk and Presbytery Executive be com- 
bined in one office, and that the Presbytery portion of the per capita 
apportionment continue to be used in the funding of the Stated Clerk's 
function. 

4. Adopted a per capita apportionment for 1985 of $4.87 to be divid- 
ed as follows: General Assembly $2.75, Synod $1.27, and Presbytery 
$.85. 

5. Noted the retirement of the Reverend D. Edward Renegar from 
the active pastorate and from the Office of Stated Clerk, and instructed 
the Committee on Ministry to prepare a suitable service of recogni- 
tion at the January meeting of Presbytery. 

6. Advised sessions to present Sessional Records to Presbytery Office 
according to the schedule in The Manual so that they may be reviewed 
by the Governing Bodies Committee and returned to the following 
Presbytery meeting. 

7. Appointed Albert Kissling Contact Person and Betty Harris Con- 
tact Person Backup to work with Synod's Emergency Network. 

8. Adopted the new manual on second reading, making it the offi- 
cial Manual of Asheville Presbytery. 

9. Accepted an invitation from the First Church, Hendersonville, 
to host the Winter 1985 Meeting of Asheville Presbytery and accept- 
ed an invitation from Bryson City Church to host the 1985 Spring 
Meeting of Asheville Presbytery. 

10. Heard Lilian Fountain speak concerning Refugee Resettlement 
and concerns in our Presbytery. 

1 1 . Heard Andrias Garcia speak to the situation in Central America. 

12. Approved the following Moderators of Sessions: 
Brevard-Davidson River Church - the Reverend Lindy Cannon 
Cullowhee Church - the Reverend William Serjak 

Grace Covenant Church - the Reverend John Craven 
Highlands Church - the Reverend Ben Ormand 
Mills River Church - the Reverend Robert Earnest 
Waynesville First Church - the Reverend Wayne Davis 

13. Approved the Reverend John Newton as Stated Supply for Bethel 
Church. 

14. Received the Reverend Ira K. Kennerly of Charleston Presbytery 
to become pastor of the Brevard-Davidson River Church. 



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Brevard-Davidson 
River Church 
Calls A Minister 




Ira K. Kennerly 

Ira Kirkpatrick Kennerly (Ike) of Charleston, S.C. has been called 
as minister of the Brevard-Davidson River Church in Brevard. Ike, 
in addition to The Westminster Church in Charleston, has been pas- 
tor at the Teachey and Willard Churches in Eastern North Carolina, 
associate pastor at Faith Church, Tallahassee, Florida, and pastor of 
the Three Chopt Church, Richmond, Virginia. 

Ike earned his BA degree from Erskine College in 1964, his Divini- 
ty degree from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond in 1967 and 
a Master's degree from the Presbyterian School of Christian Educa- 
tion in 1968. It is there that he met his wife, Margarette, who is also 
a graduate of PSCE. Margarette has been the Director of the West- 
minster Preschool for the last 2'A years. 

Margarette and Ike have four children: Patrick (15), Coates (12), 
Mildred (8), and Chet (3) which makes for a very active household 
of band, scouts, sports and friends. 

Ike is excited about the ministry he and the Brevard Church will 
have together. He indicates he has been impressed by the firm com- 
mitment the church has to being a vital witness to Christ in their own 
community, to the ministry of Asheville Presbytery and to Christ's 
Church in a global sense. He is looking forward to beginning the 
church year with the folks in Brevard. The Kennerlys moved Thanks- 
giving week. His first Sunday in the pulpit will be December 2. 

Ike will be installed on January 13, 1985 at 7:00 P.M. at the Brevard- 
Davidson River Church by a Commission of Asheville Presbytery com- 
posed of ministers: Jerry Brooks, Ellen Dozier, Bob Henderson and 
Charles Moore and Elders: Don Blankinship, Grace Munro, George 
Turner and Louis Huber. Also, Dr. William B. Wade, Jr., a member 
of Charleston Presbytery, has been invited to sit with the Commis- 
sion and preach the installation sermon. 



Church In Canton 
Marks 80th Year 




The Canton Presbytery Church has been a part of the history of 
Canton for the past 80 years, having been organized on November 
6, 1904 with eight members. The membership now stands at 1 16 with 
five elders and seven deacons. 

The congregation observed the 80th anniversary Sunday, Novem- 
ber 4, with the Reverend Dr. Taylor Reveley of Lexington, VA., bring- 
ing the morning message at 11 a.m. Dr. Reverley grew up in Canton 
and is the son of the late R.J. Reveley, a longtime principal at the 
Canton High School. Taylor Reveley received the B.A. degree from 
Hampden Sydney College and a Ph.D. from Duke University in 1953. 
He pastored several churches as well as serving as a chaplain in the 
U.S. Army where he attained the rank of Captain while serving in 
Japan from 1944-46. He returned to serve as president of Hampden 
Sydney College. 

Charter members of the Canton Church were Mrs. J.C. Hardin, 
Pearl Tate (later Pearl Culp), J. Earl Tate, James Henderson, Stans- 
burry Smathers, Mary C. Fuller, Mrs. A. V. McGee and Dr. and Mrs. 
S.H. McNeeley. 

The Reverend Joseph Converse Hardin, the first pastor, served as 
supply pastor, being at the same time the pastor of Bethel Presbyteri- 
an Church and responsible for a new mission field at Leicester. 

The original church building was constructed to serve a dual pur- 
pose - that of church and school. The structure was begun before 
Hardin's arrival. It was necessary to hold services in a store building 
on Main Street until completion of the building. Mary B. Fuller was 
the first teacher in the Presbyterian school. Hardin remained with the 
Canton church until November 4, 1907. The membership at the time 
was 30, including one elder, Dr. McNeeley. 

continued on page 2 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



October 1984 



Canton Church 
continued from page 1 

The Reverend Robert Junius Hunter served 
the Canton Presbyterian Church from April 20, 
1908 until October 1919. He served both the 
Canton and Bethel churches. In the spring of 
1920, the Canton church became self-supporting 
and called Reverend William Marvin Sikes, 
D.D. in July 1920. R. Sikes served the church 
until September 1926. The Reverend E.D. 
McMahan was pastor of the church from June 
5, 1927 until August 1931. The Reverend Ge- 
orge Bradley Hammond had a long pastorate, 
serving from December 13, 1931 to December 
18, 1944. It was during Hammond's ministry 
that the present church sanctuary was built. It 
was dedicated on November 5, 1944 having been 
built at an approximate cost of $28,000. Dur- 
ing the pastorate of the Reverend Donald Over- 
ton Mclnnis, from November 11, 1945 to April 
10, 1949, a house at 20 Division Street, was pur- 
chased to serve as a manse. 

The Reverend John Clayton Lime served a 
longer pastorate than any other minister to the 
present - from January 22, 1950 to June 1970. 
During this time, approximately 190 names were 
added to the communicant roll. 

The 50th anniversary sparked an effort to im- 
prove the educational facilities. In December 
1957, the present education building was com- 
pleted at the approximate cost of $86,000. An 
adjoining lot was purchased and with the help 
of Champion Papers, the Town of Canton, and 
several thousand dollars contributed by church 
members, the lot was graded and paved for 
parking. 

In July 1971 the Reverend William Robert 
Anderson accepted a call and arrived with his 
wife and four children. A house on Pisgah Drive 
was purchased to serve as a manse for the larg- 
er family. Anderson remained until September 
1, 1973. The Reverend John Parse came to the 
church and served from January 1975 until 
January 1981. The Reverend David W. Nash 
served as occasional supply pastor from March 
1981 to March 1982. He accepted the call to 
serve as pastor and was installed March 21, 
1982. 

Today the education building is used as a 
meeting place for Girl Scouts, is used for the 
Head Start Program and houses the office for 
Hospice of Haywood County. 



continued from page 1 

15. Heard the Reverend David Parks speak 
concerning the fund drive for the Presbyterian 
Home for Children. 

16. Heard the Reverend Paul Kercher explain 
the procedure to be observed in the fund drive 
for the Presbyterian Home for Children. 

17. Heard the Reverend Paul Smith report con- 
cerning the progress of our Candidates for the 
Gospel Ministry. The full report will be print- 
ed in the Minutes. 

18. Approved the following Commission to in- 
stall Ira K. Kennerly as Pastor of the Brevard- 
Davidson River Church at 7 p.m. on January 
13, 1985: 

Invited guest, the Reverend William B. 
Wade, Jr. of Charleston Presbytery to 
preach the installation sermon and to sit 
with the commission composed of Minis- 
ters - Jerrold Brooks, Charles S. Moore, 
Ellen Dozier and Elders, Grace Munro, 
George Turner, Don Blankinship, and 
Louis Huber. 

19. Renewed for one year the permission of the 
Reverend Leroy Secrest to labor outside the 
bounds of Presbytery. 

20. Gave permission to the Reverend George 
Neville of Atlanta Presbytery to labor inside the 
bounds of Asheville Presbytery. 

21 . Elected the Reverend Albert Kissling to be 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



Riceville Presbyterian 
Church 



Asheville, NC 

Mr. Harry (Tip) Sawyer, who for the past 
thirty years has worked with the Youth in the 
Riceville Church - either teaching their Sunday 
School class or being the Youth Advisor, was 
honored by the church on Sunday evening, Oc- 
tober 21. A family night supper was held in 
Tip's honor and the church family presented 
him with many gifts and awards. Youth from 
the age of 40 downward were present - all of 
whom have been influenced in their Christian 
lives by Tip Sawyer. We thank God for Tip 
Sawyer! 



Trinity Presbyterian 
Church 

Hendersonville, NC 

Have you ever resolved to give "meaningful" 
homemade gifts to family and friends but never 
"get around to it"? Trinity and New Hope Pres- 
byterian Churches plan to co-sponsor a gift- 
making workshop for children and adults on a 
Sunday afternoon early in December - the 2nd. 
We are still in the planning stages, looking for 
people who could help others make a Christmas 
gift in a 2 l A-\\x session. If you have a skill that 
you would be able to share, contact Evelyn 
McMullen. The church will supply the materi- 
als and participants will pay for materials used. 
Preschool children would have their own activi- 
ties during this workshop. Plan to make this a 
family afternoon at Trinity! 

Brevard-Davidson 

River Presbyterian 

Church 

Brevard, NC 

The Reverend Ira Kirkpatrick Kennerly will 
be our Pastor effective November 20, 1984. His 
first Sunday in our pulpit will be December 2. 
Meantime, Dr. Lindy Mack Cannon will con- 
tinue as Interim Pastor. 

For the past six years Rev. Kennerly (Ike, as 
he is familiarly known) has been and still is Pas- 
tor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in 
Charleston, S.C. During those years, member- 
ship has grown rapidly to its present 700 + 
members. Previously he had served churches in 
Teachey, N.C., Tallahassee, Florida, and Rich- 
mond, Virginia. In his own words, his approach 
to ministry is "to try to enable others to develop 
the skills, confidence, and experience to share 
in ministry, to encourage and free capable, 
talented church leaders to lead. Christian Edu- 
cation is also a priority with a family emphasis 
in the educational mission of the church." 

Concerning his role as preacher, he says: 
"The purpose and nature of preaching is to 



Moderator-nominee. 

22. Heard the Report of the Resolutions and 
Thanks Committee. 

23. Elected James B. Patton as Presbytery's 
representative on Synod's Committee on Men's 
Work. 

24. Adjourned with prayer by the Reverend 
William Serjak. 



make plain God's truth for today. It should 
stimulate, educate, and challenge God's people 
to respond to the Word. Whereas every sermon 
should be founded in the scripture, it is not sim- 
ply a re-telling of that story. It should also in- 
terpret that message for today's hearers." 

"Major issues confronting the Church today 
are those dealing with the degeneration of fa- 
mily structures, the effects of obscenity, vio- 
lence, and hedonism on the quality of life, 
hunger as a global concern, and the economic 
plight of increasing numbers in our own coun- 
try," he states. "A proper response would in- 
volve education and information followed by 
the development of plans by the officers and 
congregation to confront these issues with per- 
sonal resources, facilities, equipment, and 
money." 

Our congregation has indeed been fortunate 
to have been served so competently by Dr. John 
Craven and Dr. Lindy Cannon during the past 
nine months. We are grateful to them and to 
our Session for having made it possible for our 
Church to continue as a vibrant, caring com- 
munity of believers. Now we rejoice in the 
prospect of welcoming Ike and Margarette Ken- 
nerly and their four children into the life and 
work of our Church. 

— Don Blankinship, Chairman 
Pulpit Nominating Committee 



Presbyterian Congress 
On Renewal 

January 7-10, 1985 

From "Update", newspaper of Henderson- 
ville's First Church 

One Presbyterian denominational leader 
declared that the forthcoming Presbyterian 
Congress on Renewal is likely to be the most 
significant event in the Presbyterian Church's 
history in this country. That may be extrava- 
gant but it is also very likely! 

In January, during the days 7 through 10, 
nearly ten thousand Presbyterians will gather in 
Dallas, Texas to worship, to celebrate the poten- 
tial of our new denomination, to be refreshed 
in our reformed understanding of the Christi- 
an faith, and to be transformed and equipped 
through over 150 seminars on personal, con- 
gregational, societal, and denominational 
renewal. 

Many of Hendersonville First Church's 
favorite preachers and authors will be among 
the conference speakers and leaders: Lloyd Ogil- 
vie, Bruce Larson, Melicant Huneycutt, Leight- 
on Ford, James McCord, Keith Miller, (not to 
mention both Bob and Betty Henderson). 

Each day's plenary sessions in Dallas Con- 
vention Center will have a theme based on our 
trinitarian faith: the glory and majesty of God 
the Father, the person and work of Christ the 
Son, and the person and work of the Holy Spirit 
in building the church and in missions. 

Several members of the congregation are al- 
ready planning to attend. This is worth putting 
on your plans for an occasion of high worship 
and Christian growth. Most of you know that 
Bob Henderson has been co-chairman of the 
Program Committee and has been in our pray- 
ers for these past two years as this has been in 
the planning. 

Hundreds of reservations are coming in each 
day, and the registration will be cut off at 9,600. 
Why don't you send in your reservation of 
$50.00 per person now to the Presbyterian Con- 
gress on Renewal, P.O. Box 202254, Dallas, TX 
75220. 



October 1984 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



African Famine 



iy 




by Ginnie Stevens, 
Hunger A wareness Enabler 

Recent national television broadcasts con- 
cerning the desperate famine in sections of Afri- 
ca have highlighted a problem which has 
increasingly alarmed the Presbyterian Hunger 
Program during the past two years. 

In response, our Presbsytery Hunger Task 
Force, which will have met by the time you read 
this, has Africa as a priority for the dispersion 
of the money received through our 2C per Meal 
Mission Program. A report will be available at 
the end of the year. 

In addition, each congregation is being asked 
by the Hunger Program to take a special offer- 
ing. Perhaps yours has already done so. If not, 
you can find out from your Hunger Action Per- 
son (if your congregation has one) or pastor 
what the status of the offering request is. 

Individuals may donate by designating funds 
earmarked for famine in Africa and mailing 
them to the Hunger Program, 341 Ponce de 
Leon Ave., NE, Atlanta, GA 30365. The Hun- 
ger Task Force (c/o Presbytery Office) would 
appreciate knowing if you do this. 

No designated funds will be used for U.S.A. 
overhead expenses. The Rev. Bill Lowrey, Chair 
of the African Crisis Response Task Force of 
the hunger program explains, "Funds will go 
to purchase food within Africa and from other 
stockpiles and redistribute it to the starving, to 
pay for transportation to get the food where it 
needs to go, salaries for field coordinators to 
be sure that it gets there and for longterm de- 
velopment of water and agriculture resources, 
nutrition and health care." 

"Right now," Lowrey says, "We need food 
to save lives. But before we are through, we 
must look at longterm answers. We will need 
Presbyterians throughout the country to help 
bring this awareness to our government and peo- 
ple as well." There will be more on this later. 
In the meantime, think of giving Jesus a birth- 
day present for Africa. 

The Loving Way 
Campaign Update 

THE LOVING WAY CAMPAIGN for the 

Presbyterian Home for Children continues its 
work in a capital fund drive to raise $1.7 mil- 
lion. The Board of Trustees realizes this is a sub- 
stantial sum and firmly believes the money is 
essential to the Home's continued success in ful- 
filling its important mission. 

You will soon be seeing THE LOVING WAY 
logo on billboards in the area. Publicity Chair- 
man Bernard R. Smith, member of First Pres- 
byterian of Asheville, is working with Summey 
Outdoor Advertising to place posters in 24 lo- 
cation beginning in November. 

The largest individual gift to the campaign 
was received in September - a $50,000 memori- 
al gift from a couple who wish to remain anony- 
mous. Total gifts and pledges in the amount of 
$328,747 have been received to date. 

Presbyterian churches in the area will not be 
assigned quotas nor will all of their members 
be solicited. Most congregations will have a 
coordinator of special gifts from selected 
prospective donors in the church. Mr. Ray 
Dean, elder in Grace Covenant, will coordinate 
the work in this phase of the campaign. The fol- 

continued on page 4 



' 'Going Home 

by Maie Minnick 



Being a part of the Centennial Celebration of 
Missions in Korea is a treasured experience. I've 
never seen 1 ,200,000 Christians assembled as we 
did on an August Sunday afternoon at Yoido 
Plaza in Seoul. It was estimated that about 
400,000 of those were Presbyterians! No words 
can describe their singing of "Blessed Assur- 
ance", "How Great Thou Art", and the "Dox- 
ology". Memorable Vignettes: Mrs. Jane Miller 
of the Atlanta Office presenting, on behalf of 
the Women of the Church, to the President of 
Seoul Presbyterian Theological Seminary the in- 
itial 1984 birthday offering check of $325,000 
for the Third World Center; and there will be 
more. Korea is a country of steeples! The 
hundreds of Eiffel Tower Churches glimpsed in 
the cities and villages. A congregation in a new 
area will be started, but there is not enough 
money to buy land or build a church, so they 
rent some rooms or a floor in an office build- 
ing or shop, and put on the roof a metal frame 
steeple with a cross on top; also, a cross dis- 
played in the window. What bursting energy and 
selfless devotion these Korean Christians have. 
No racks on the backs of pews - everyone brings 
their Bible and hymnal, following closely as the 
Word of God is read and preached. Going home 
to Kwangju, where I was born and feeling the 
presence of Papa and Mama, missionaries there 
for 30 years, so close. "Your parents brought 
me to Christ, educated me, and encouraged me. 
All I am and have achieved, I owe to my Lord 
and to them," tearfully Mrs. Choi, president 
of the Kwangju YWCA, told us. Honam Semi- 
nary is now where our home was - that's just 
as my parents would have it. 
"Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee, 
HOW GREAT THOU ART, HOW GREAT 
THOU ART!" 



Impressions Of A 
Return Trip To Korea 

by David L. Parks 

The things that I remember best about the op- 
portunity which I had in September to return 
to Korea after seventeen full years without a visit 
can be summed up in the words awe and 
wonder. 

As I came through customs at Kimpo airport 
it was much the same as when I had left except 
for the new and immaculately clean airport ter- 
minal. Then as I left the terminal and drove into 
the city of Seoul with a friend and my son (born 
in Korea, now serving in the Air Force there) 
nothing was the same. From the multi-lane free- 
ways and elevated throughways to the multi- 
storied high-rise apartment buildings I saw a 
modern, very busy city. 

The Presbyterian Church of Korea, just pri- 
or to the meeting of the General Assembly at 
the famous Young Nak Presbyterian Church 
held a mass meeting to celebrate the 100 years 
since the first protestant missionary arrived there 
on September 20, 1884. That man's grandson, 
Dr. Allen, lives in our Presbytery at Black 
Mountain. At that celebration, held in one of 
the newly built coliseums for the 1988 Olympic 
games, over 20,000 Presbyterians joined in the 
sacrament of the Lord's Supper. The outlook 
for the future for the Korean church is as bright 
as the promises of God as they look forward 
to the second century of mission in that "new" 
ancient "land of the morning calm." 



Women Of The Church 
Asheville Presbytery 




by Georgette Stiens, President 

"We make a living by what we get, but we 
make a life by what we give." Every day is 
Christmas when we find that loving and giving 
are really our most satisfying and pleasurable 
experiences. In the past month Marion Beegk 
and her committee have given us one of the 
greatest gifts — time — so that we could be ful 
filled, get to know one another in a more per- 
sonal way and to find that the theme "The 
Greatest of These" brought a closeness and a 
joy that could only come from love. How for- 
tunate we were to have such a dedicated plan- 
ning committee for our Fall Retreat! Ann 
Reneger was our speaker. It was a time oi 
spiritual renewal for the sixty-five women whc 
attended. Our grateful thanks to those whc 
made this retreat a special one! 

April 20, 1985 (Annual Meeting) is an impor- 
tant date! The Working Team, composed of the 
United Presbyterian Women and the Women of 
the Church (former UPCUSA and PCUS wom- 
en's organizations) has met. Their plan is based 
on a survey, and there are two opportunities for 
you to participate in the process. The first is oui 
Annual Meeting in Black Mountain; the second 
is at the 1985 Montreat Women's Conference. 
All council members, local presidents and in- 
terested members should plan to attend! We will 
be invited to respond. 

Have you marked your calendar for our 
council meeting on January 12, 1985 10 A.M.? 
We will be planning and looking ahead to 1985, 
and we do need your input. Remember, all lo- 
cal presidents are invited to attend. Bring a sand- 
wich. The Oak Forest women will provide the 
beverage and dessert. (Snow Date - January 19) 

Our treasurer, Dot Crews, reminds us that 
our contingent fees are due. If you have not 
responded please do so, for it is time to think 
about our budget for next year. (See directory 
pages 9-10-11) 

Each one of you is special! Looking to the 
future, we know that you will continue to give 
untiringly of yourselves for others. 
"Every day is Christmas 
When we have learned to live 
By love's law; learned not how to get 
But only how to give." 

When the bells ring this holiday season I hope 
they'll say to you what they say to me 
"LOVING— GIVING— LOVING— GIVING", 
and that you'll continue to love and give. 



A Refugee 
For Christmas? 

by Lilian Fountain 

What a marvelous opportunity the Christmas 
season is to share with a refugee family the sto- 
ry of Christ and His love for all mankind. It 
would add a new joy and dimension to your own 
celebration and that of your congregation, to 
have a refugee arrive during the Christmas Sea- 
son. Write or call Lilian Fountain, PO Box 7, 
Montreat, NC 28757, 669-5803 for more infor- 
mation on how to sponsor. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



October 1984 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1984-85 

December 4, 1984 — Last day to receive 

articles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
December 4, 1984 — Mission Committee, 12 

o'clock Noon, First Presbyterian Church, 

Asheville. 
December 6, 1984 — Nominating Committee, 

Asheville First Church, 4:15 p.m. 
December 7-9, 1984 — PYC, Fall Rally, 

Assembly Inn, Montreat, NC 
December 13-15, 1984 — Synod's Boundaries 

Committee meets at the Virginia United 

Methodist Assembly Center, Blackston, Va. 
January 4, 1985 — Last day to receive 

articles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
January 7-10, 1985 — Presbyterian Congress 

of Renewal, Dallas, TX (Bob Henderson, 

contact person) 
January 7, 1985 — C.E. Committee meeting, 

Waynesville First Church, 12 o'clock Noon. 
January 10, 1985 — Committee on Ministry 

meeting, Asheville First Church, 5 p.m. 
January 11, 1985 — Presbytery Council meets, 

Asheville First Church, 3 p.m. with the 

Finance Committee meeting at 1 p.m. 
January 12, 1985 — WOC Winter Council, 

Oak Forest Church. 
January 19, 1985 — "Snow Day" if WOC 

Winter Council is unable to meet. 
January 22, 1985 — Meeting of Asheville 

Presbytery, Hendersonville First Church; 

Registration 9:00 a.m. 
February 4, 1985 — Last day to receive 

articles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
February 5, 1985 — Committee on Ministry, 

Asheville First Church, 5 p.m. 
February 15-16, 1985 — PYC, "Lock-In", 

Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, Black 

Mountain, NC 
March 5, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 

for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
March 14, 1985 — Committee on Ministry, 

Asheville First Church, 5 p.m. 
March 19, 1985 — C.E. Committee meets, 

Murphy Presbyterian Church, 12 o'clock 

Noon. 
March 21, 1985 — Mission Committee meets 

at 12 o'clock Noon (Place to be announced). 
March 21-23, 1985 — Face To Face, Roanoke, 

VA. 
March 28, 1985 — Presbytery Council meets, 

Asheville First Church, 3 p.m. 
April 3, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 

for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
April 13, 1985 — Asheville Presbytery meets, 

Bryson City Presbyterian Church, Bryson 

City, NC; Registration 9:00 a.m. 



Memorial Gift for The 

Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 



Enclosed is $ 



In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Note: If your gift is a LIVING memorial (i.e., Birthday, Anniversary, 

etc.) give details for acknowledgement. 

Send acknowledgement to 



correct name for mail, please 



Address 



Donor's Name „ 
Donor's Address 



complete address for mail, please 



Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, 
Asheville, N.C. 28801 

(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient infor- 
mation is given in blanks above). Telephone: (704) 258-8143. 



Memorial (SiftB 



Brown, Mr. James, Sylva, NC — Mrs. Stanley Capps, 
Asheville, NC. 

Clark, Ms. Holly Marie, Cullowhee, NC — The Bommers, 
Cullowhee, NC. 

Clayton, Mr. Hugh, Greer, SC — Jane and McCrary, Hen- 
dersonville, NC. 

Closson, Mr. Clayton G., Sun City, FL — Mr. & Mrs. C.E. 
Weaver, Asheville, NC. 

Cook, Ms. Annette — Hartford & Jeanette Tweed, Marshall, 
NC. 

Cooper, Mrs. Bennett, Lancaster, PA — Mr. & Mrs. Ansley 
Cope, Hendersonville, NC. 

Cunningham, Mr. Roy, Franklin, NC — Mrs. Grace M. 
Holden, Franklin, NC. 

Davis, Mr. M.E., Sr. Waynesville, NC — Circle #1 of 
Waynesville Presbyterian Church, Waynesville, NC. Ms. 
Catherine Waynick, Yorktown, VA. 

Davis, Mr. Marcus E., Sr., Waynesville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. 
Alan Brown, Waynesville, NC. 

Deitz, Mr. Thad B., Sylva, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Fred Hooper, 
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Baumgardner, Sylva, NC. 

Denison, Mrs. L.B., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. H. Frank 
McKeen, Dr. & Mrs. William Wyatt, Asheville, NC. 

Duggan, Mr. Stewart, Hawkinsville, GA — Mrs. William 
Holden, Franklin, NC. 

Dunne, Mrs. Frank L., Tevilian, VA — Mr. & Mrs. E.B. 
Matheson, Mr. & Mrs. Donald Stoneback, Brevard, NC. 

Durst, Mrs. Claudia — Mr. & Mrs. Paul Bates, Mr. & Mrs. 
Richard Hart, Asheville, NC. 

Everhart, Russie, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Harry Shot- 
well, Asheville, NC. 

Helen Fletcher's Mother — Circle #1 of Bryson City Presby- 
terian Church, Bryson City, NC. 

Gardner, Mrs. Mary — Mr. & Mrs. Ansley Cope, Henderson- 
ville, NC. 

Gehrke, Mrs. George — Adult Sunday School Class of Pres- 
byterian Church, Bryson City, NC. 

Gillespie, Mrs. Myrtle L. — Mr. & Mrs. Jimmie H. Suttles, 
Flat Rock, NC. 

Goldman, Ms. Marguerite — Class #3 of First Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville, NC 

Hayes, Mr. Asher, Hydcn, KY — Women of The First Pres- 
byterian Church, Waynesville, NC. 

Ivins, Mrs. John — Women of Sylva Presbyterian Church, 
Sylva, NC. 

Johnson, Mr. Herman T. of Alabama — Women of Kenil- 
worth Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 

Jones, Mrs. Elizabeth L., Charlotte, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Thayer Church, Asheville, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Wayne E. Sep- 
panen, Hendersonville, NC. 

Kilbcy, Mrs. Gwen, Brandenion, FL — Mr. & Mrs. Wiiliam 
H. Johnson, Otto, NC. Mrs. Grace M. Holden, Franklin, 
NC. 

Long, Mrs. Cornelia Jean, Jacksonville, FL — Mrs. Ada H. 
Allison, Pisgah Forest, NC. 

Matthews, Mrs. Helen, Saluda, SC — Dr. & Mrs. Corbin O. 
Williams, Mr. & Mrs. Harry C. Williams, Hendersonville, 
. NC. 

Mclntyre, Mrs. Blanche B., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. A. Anderson, Mr. & Mrs. L.R. Orders, Annie Laura 
Anders, Mrs. Nora F. Morgan, Shumate-Taylor Bible Class 
of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 

Miller, Mr. Thomas, Franklin, NC — Mrs. William 
Holden, Franklin, NC. 

Mitchell, Mrs. Effie, Birmingham, AL — Dr. & Mrs. D. 
Hilton Seals, Asheville, NC. 

Morrison, Mrs. Elizabeth Raysor, Asheville, NC — Dr. & 
Mrs. Pearce Roberts, Jr., Ms. Jeanne R. Phillips, Asheville, 
NC. 

Parr, Mr. H.H., Asheville, NC — Mrs. Juanita G. Elliott, 
Asheville, NC. 

Plemmons, Dr. William H., Boone, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Bob 
Z. Merrill, Asheville, NC. 

Robinson, Mr. Glenn, Candler, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Carl 
Williams, Canton, NC. 

Sample, Miss Ann, Hendersonville, NC — Circle #4 of First 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur W. Childs, Hen- 
dersonville, NC. 

Schwarts, Mr. George F., Pisgah Forest, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
A.W. Cates, Brevard, NC. 

Scruggs, Mr. Earl, Hazelwood, NC — Judge Charles McDar- 
ris, Waynesville, NC. 

Scaborg, Mr. Earl W., Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. David 
Thorne, Brevard, NC. 

Stephens, Mrs. Stella, Sylva, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Donald 
Stoneback, Brevard, NC. 

Strum, Mr. Andrew J., Winston-Salem, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
George Perkins, Jr., Brevard, NC. 

Turner, Mrs. Beatrice, Oak Park, IE — Mrs. William 
Holden, Franklin, NC. 

Vandover, Mr. E., Corning, AR — Women of Kenilworlh 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 

Ward, Mr. J. Hilliard, Asheville, NC — Bob & Ruth Bay- 
lor, Mrs. CM. Morgan, Mr. & Mrs. Reid Lovelace, Mr. 
& Mrs. F. William White, Mr. & Mrs. R. Glenn Snipes, 
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Melcalf, Steel Erection Specialists, Inc., 
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas W . Dover, Staff of First Commercial 
Bank, Electric Supply Co. of Asheville, Inc., Britt & Til- 
son Glass Co., Alan H. Shaw Company, Inc., Cable Elec- 
tric Inc., Plyler Construction Co., Mr. & Mrs. R.L. Sechler, 
Bob Franklin, Ken Fussell, Patti Carter, D.V. Ward Con- 
struction, Inc., Mr. & Mrs. Bob Z. Merrill, Mr. & Mrs. 
Lloyd Henson, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. R.D. Eskridge, Asheville, 
NC. Northwestern Bank, North Wilkesboro, NC. Mr. & 
Mrs. Ansel Smith, Fairview, NC. The Moland-Drysdale 
Corporation, Jesse & Edith Ashe, Hendersonville, NC. Mr. 
& Mrs. Goerge Gravenstuk, Weaverville, NC. Mrs Viola 
W. Gray, Hayesville, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. McKen- 



zie. Black Mountain, NC. Mr. William A. & Evalyn Ward 

Smith, Avon Park, FL. Marshall Clarke Architects, Inc., 

Professional Mortgage Company, Inc., Shirley's Iron 

Works, Inc., Greenville, SC. Barge, Waggoner, Sumner 

and Cannon, Morristown, TN. 

Ward, Mrs. J. Hilliard, Asheville, NC — Mr. William A. 
& Evalyn Ward Smith, Avon Park, FL. The Moland- 
Drysdale Corporation, Hendersonville, NC. Mr. & Mrs. 
James Candler, Mr. & Mrs. Bob Z. Merrill, Mr. & Mrs. 
Reid Lovelace, Mr. & Mrs. R.D. Eskridge, Mr. & Mrs. 
R.L. Sechler, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Metcalf, Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd 
Henson, Jr., Asheville, NC. 

Ward, Mr. & Mrs. J. Hilliard, Asheville, NC — Mrs. Lula 
M. Douglas, Mrs. Myrtle Elkins, Mrs. Arnold Phillips, Sr., 
Mr. & Mrs. Hollis Sprinkle, Dave Steel Company, 
Asheville, NC. Ms. Marjorie R. Curtis, Weaverville, NC. 
Hobson Construction Company, Arden, NC. James G. 
Smith and Valerie L. Smith, Black Mountain, NC. 

Whitmire, Mrs. Bertha, Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. 
Robert B. Hay, Hendersonville, NC. 

Williams, Mr. Silas S., Asheville, NC — Ms. Alice F. 
Laubach, Asheville, NC. 

Mother of Mrs. Billy Frank Woods, Georgia — Dr. & Mrs. 
Alan Brown, Waynesville, NC. 



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lowing have agreed to serve with him: Grace 
Covenant, Ruth Ann Blakely; Oak Forest, Dan 
Gissendanner; Trinity, Corbin William; West 
Asheville, Patrick Price; Westminster, Jim Pat- 
ton; Malvern Hills, Ed Juszyczyk; Franklin, 
Bennie McGlamery. Names of other coordina- 
tors will be listed at a later time. 

Individuals, families, or businesses are 
challenged to give a gift in honor of or in 
memory of someone special to them. Opportu- 
nities to name a building or a room are present- 
ed in the campaign brochure. If you would like 
information about this part of the campaign, 
please call the office at 686-3343. 



Montreat-Anderson 

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Montreat, NC 

Montreat-Anderson College music professor 
Edward Carwithen has announced the selection 
of 12 Montreat students who will be this year's 
General Assembly Singers. 

Popularly known as "The G.A.," the group 
performs a variety of music for church and civic 
organizations throughout the Southeast, as well 
as in other parts of the country. 

Members of the group are chosen through au- 
ditions. Factors for selection are voice quality, 
ability to blend, overall music ability, and per- 
sonal Christian commitment. 

The 1984-85 General Assembly Singers are: 
Elaine Alexander - Mathews, NC; Sandra Di- 
amonduros - Rock Hill, SC; Kim Downy - 
Charlotte, NC; Mark Franklin - Bristol, Tn; 
Danny Hardesty - Chesapeak Va; Greg Howard 
- Florence, SC; Lisa Johnson - Franklin, NC; 
Susan McCarthy - Jacksonville, Fla; Carla New- 
man - Burlington, NC; Jenny Stallings - Mon- 
treat, NC; Lorrie Wilkerson - Laurens, SC; Don 
Wilmoth - Hendersonville, NC. 



October 1984 

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December 1984 




HOPES AND DREAMS FOR CHRISTMAS 

By Charles Summers, Chaplain, 
Davidson College, Davidson, NC 



Our Christmas season is in full swing. Santa has landed by 
helicopter in shopping malls coast to coast. He has been es- 
corted to his throne by beauty queens and store managers, while 
little children with sticky fingers watched in wide-eyed awe (and 
not a little terror). 

The question of the day is, "What do you want for Christ- 
mas?" Parents ask children; boys ask girlfriends; wives ask 
husbands. But I wonder: what does God want for Christmas? 
What are the hopes and dreams of the Almighty during the 
celebration of Christ's birth? 

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The Scripture lesson for Christmas Eve comes from Isaiah 
9:2-7. The time is soon after the death of King Ahaz. Ahaz 
was the king who had sold out to Assyria; their "noble" ruler 
who had groveled before that foreign throne begging for pro- 
tection; their spiritual leader who had built altars to Assyrian 
gods right in Jerusalem. 

But Ahaz is dead. It is the coronation day for the new king. 
Crowds jam the temple courtyard; throngs clog every street. 
All have turned out to honor Hezekiah — their new king, the 
new hope. Isaiah mounts the temple steps; the mob becomes 
silent. With the voice of a prophet, he intones: 

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great 
light, tor unto us a son is born. . . and the government 
will be on his shoulders. He will be a counselor of wonder, 
divine in might, fatherly in protection, a prince ofshalom. 

The hopes of the people are ignited; their dreams soar. A 
banker in the front row says to himself, "At last! Now we will 
get a mighty king; a national hero like David. Someone who 
will make us great again; who will send our armies out to con- 
quer the pagans. Then gold will again fill our coffers." 

At the back of the great crowd, a widow stands. Her hus- 
band was killed in the last war; her children sit at home, hun- 
gry. She has come to beg. She thinks to herself, "O, God, let 
it be! Give us a fatherly king who will care for us poor; a coun- 
selor who will teach justice to this city; a prince of shalom who 
will give us what we need to live. God, burn the weapons that 
kill husbands and fathers; give us peace." 

Isaiah's prophecy stirred the hopes of all the people on that 
coronation day. But not all the hopes would be fulfilled. 

Advent stirs our hopes; it is a season for dreaming. The can- 
dles, the carols, the reading of ancient prophecy all quicken 
those longings within us. 

Some in our nation are longing for a return to national gran- 
deur. They dream of being No. 1 in every category: wealth, 



luxury, military might. They fear we have lost our greatness 
to foreigners, and they badger Congress to trample any who 
dare to block our path. They have a panicky sense that our 
prestige is slipping, and their anger is fired against those who 
might be the culprits. 

In the middle of the oil crisis of 1979, a group of Marines 
met in a bar. They all wore identical T-shirts. On the front, 
it had a picture of a powerful American soldier towering over 
a small Arab. The groveling Arab was attempting to hold onto 
a barrel of oil and a large barrel of money. With bayonet 
drawn, the soldier says, "How much is that oil now?!" 

People are looking for a leader who will let them fulfill their 
dreams. 

But others in our world have different hopes, different long- 
ings. Moreno is a Filipino farmer. For years he farmed his plot 
of land — the same few acres that belonged to his father and 
to his grandfather. He never grew a lot — beans and rice, most- 
ly — but it fed his family of five. Then one day the soldiers 
of the dictator Marcos arrived. Carrying American rifles and 
trained at American bases, they pushed all the farmers in his 
town off of their land. They burned the houses and destroyed 
the crops. Then Marcos gave the land to Castle and Cook, a 
corporation that now grows pineapple for export on the con- 
fiscated land. 

Moreno has dreams. He dreams of growing food to feed his 
children; he dreams of having clothes to keep them warm. He 
dreams of a house that is not a cardboard shack. He, too, longs 
for a leader that will let him fulfill his dreams. 



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O little town of Bethlehem. . . in thy dark streets shineth 
the everlasting Light; the hopes and fears of all the years 
are met in thee tonight. 

We say that Jesus came to fulfill the prophecies of old; that 
he was God's answer for those hoping for the Messiah. And 
we call him the Prince of Peace, the Prince of Shalom. But 
many were disappointed in him. He was not the leader they 
had been expecting: he led no popular revolt against Rome; 
he did not scrupulously follow the Torah; he refused to ob- 
serve the customs of segregation; he did not offer wealth and 
power to his followers. 

He was the Messiah who demanded that the wealthy share 
with the poor; that the well-clothed give to the naked; that the 
well-fed feed the hungry. He gave himself to those on the 
fringe: to bums and beggars, to ladies of the night and lepers, 

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to the demon-possessed and the down-and-out. 
He was the Prince of Shalom who preached, 
"Blessed are the poor, the meek and all who 
hunger for what is right. God will take care of 
you. But woe to you rich, full and prosperous. 
You have had your reward." 

The hopes and fears of all the years met in 
Jesus. Some found what they were looking for. 
But others turned away, for they had great pos- 
sessions. 

The hopes and dreams of all the years. . .. 
Some dreams are fulfilled in Jesus, and some 
are not. If we are looking for a Messiah of Per- 
sonal Piety who will meet our needs, calm our 
anxiety, guarantee our future success in life and 
love, then Jesus is not the one. If we are look- 
ing for a national hero who will bless our na- 
tion over all others, who will increase our gross 
national product and defeat our enemies, then 
Jesus is not the one. 

But if we are looking for one to bring in the 
day of worldwide harmony, when all good 
things will be shared with all the people, when 
not a single child will go hungry; if we are 
dreaming of the day when all wars shall cease, 
all missiles be dismantled, when death shall be 
no more, then hear the Good News: God has 
sent us the Messiah! Our hopes and dreams shall 
be fulfilled. 



What does God want for Christmas? God 
longs for followers of the Prince of Shalom who 
will work for international harmony; disciples 
of the poor man from Nazareth who will give 
to all in need; dreamers who will strive for 
justice to the oppressed and liberty to the 
captives. 

What is God hoping for during this Advent 
season? People to follow the Messiah whom he 
sent. Let it be. Let it be us. 

(Copied from Volume 165, 12/19-26/83 THE 
PRESBYTERIAN OUTLOOK) 



Participants At The 
80th Anniversary of 
The Canton Church 




L to R: Rev. Clayton Lime, Minister Emeritus; 
Rev. Bill Anderson, Former Minister; Rev. 
Taylor Reveley, Native of Canton and speaker; 
Rev. Jack Parse, former Minister; and Rev. 
David Nash, Minister 



New Hope 
Presbyterian Church 

Arden, NC 

The Advent season at New Hope Presbyteri- 
an Church is a time of preparation and waiting 
for the coming of Christ, and will be celebrat- 
ed both in worship on Sunday mornings and in 
the homes of her members. The services of wor- 
ship will focus on preparation for Christmas, 
both to remember the coming of the Christ 
Child and to prepare for His coming again into 
our world today. An Advent wreath is lit as a 
part of each service of worship. Families have 
been given an Advent wreath, candles and a 
devotional guide to use in their homes. 

On Saturday morning, December 15, the chil- 
dren of the congregation celebrated Jesus' birth 
with a "Happy Birthday, Jesus" party. The 
party included crafts, stories, songs, games, 
birthday cake and ice cream. Each child brought 
a gift of mittens for the Mitten Tree; these will 
be given to children who have no mittens, as a 
gift for Jesus, to show love to people whom He 
cares about. 

The congregation had their Christmas Din- 
ner on Sunday afternoon, December 9. 

On Christmas Day, the congregation will 
gather for a service of worship so that we might 
share our joy and the peace and hope that is ours 
as we celebrate the birth of Christ. This service 
will be at 11 a.m. on December 25 in the Fel- 
lowship Hall of the Lutheran Church of the Na- 
tivity, corner of Airport and Hendersonville 
Roads. 

The New Hope congregation continues to 
meet each Sunday morning for worship at 1 1 :00 
a.m. at the Valley Springs Community Center, 
Overlook Road, Skyland. 

First Presbyterian 
Church 

Swannanoa, NC 

In November six new officers were elected to 
fill vacancies created by rotation and loss. Mr. 
Ross Tylor and Mr. Vince Anderson were 
elected new Elders. Four new Deacons are Mr. 
Eugene Johnson, Mr. Mike Lundy, Mrs. Betty 
Loudy and Mr. Larry Royer. Mr. Sam David- 
son is our new Trustee. The new officers will 
continue studying the job of the church and the 
job of all church officers within the church and 
how these jobs relate. 

The Young Adults are off and running! After 
a marathon of Trivial Pursuit, the Young Adults 
are looking forward to pizza and a Mike 
Warnke, a Christian comedian, concert, a 
progressive supper and many other exciting 
Christmas activities. 

December also hosted three exciting events. 
First, the annual Ladies Night Out Banquet, an 
affair held at "In The Oaks" conference center 
in Black Mountain. Dr. John Akers, a superb 
speaker and member of the Billy Graham Evan- 
gelistic Association delivered an exciting and 
challenging message. 

Second, the Fellowship Supper was held on 
the 16th with lots of fellowship with each other 
and especially with our young people before 
they left for vacation. Our special "Joy Gift" 
offering for our retired Christian servants was 
taken. Christmas Eve Service will enhance our 
holidays with the spoken Word, special music 
and Holy Communion. The choir has worked 
hard to make this a special service. 



West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, NC 

Christmas activities have been planned for ev- 
ery week in December at the W.A. Church. A 
churchwide Caroling Party will take place on 
the 21st. Members will gather in the Fellowship 
Hall at 6:30 for singing, group assignments, and 
the sharing of a little bit of Christmas love with 
special members. Finger foods and Karen's fa- 
mous puppet show will provide nourishment 
and entertainment for all attending. 

On Sunday, December 23rd, there will be a 
special program with the Choir. The children 
will also participate in this singing, along with 
the Choir, for the Christmas Lullaby. A new 
work by Don Wyrtzen called, "Christmas 
Rhapsody", is being performed. It is a new and 
innovative concept in Christmas music. Warm 
and inspirational, it is a collection of both new 
and traditional Christmas songs. We invite 
everyone to join our congregation for these spe- 
cial programs during the Holiday Season. 



First Presbyterian 
Church 

Asheville, NC 

As usual this Christmas Season, First 
Church's "big event" is our annual Christmas 
Eve Candlelighting & Bell Service at 5 p.m. Be- 
forehand at 3:30 we will also have a special fel- 
lowship hour with hot cinnamon cider and 
homemade goodies from members of our 
church family. The public is welcome as always. 

Sidney Baker, our music director, and the 
Chancel Choir are presenting as our special mus- 
ic this season Vivaldi's Gloria. This magnificent 
piece will be performed with orchestral accom- 
paniment at the 11:00 worship service on Sun- 
day, December 16. 

Also on December 16 the Elementary Youth 
and the Youth Handbell Choir will visit our 
housebound members at Vanderbilt Apartments 
and Deerfield. We have been spending the 
month of December preparing special gifts for 
these folks and look forward to this time with 
them. 

And if the 16th weren't busy enough. . .our 
Christmas Family Night Feast is also on that 
date at 6 p.m. The church will prepare the tur- 
key and members are asked to bring one of the 
five menu items prescribed by their invitation. 
This is a particularly well-attended event; the 
children's choirs will perform, and the youth 
handbell group (which is new this year) will con- 
tribute to the program. Last year we had a secret 
visit from the guy from the North Pole. . .who 
really knows what will happen this year? 

Our Sunday School classes are enjoying a 
viewing of Pier Paolo Pasolini's The Gospel Ac- 
cording to St. Matthew, which is being screened 
the first two Sundays in December. On the 23rd 
we will gather all the Sunday School classes in 
the chapel for an hour of carolling. 

If you have never seen our sanctuary deco- 
rated for Christmas, do yourself a favor and 
drop by after Friday the 14th. On the 14th we 
will raise our Chrismon Tree and place the poin- 
settias in the chancel. This tradition is one of 
special significance to us at First Church, and 
the effect is not only warming and uplifting, but 
perfectly beautiful. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



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2 Cents Per Meal 
Funds Disbursed 




by Ginnie Stevens, 
Hunger A wareness Enabler 

At its November meeting the Hunger Task 
Force made plans for the disbursement of the 
monies raised through the 2 Cents per Meal Mis- 
sion Program of the Presbytery. Because the ex- 
act amount of money available was not yet 
known, allocations were made on a percentage, 
rather than dollar, basis. A full report, including 
dollar amounts and descriptions of projects 
funded, will be available at the end of January. 

According to guidelines, 65% is to be spent 
internationally. Of that percentage, it was 
decided to send 50% to Africa famine relief. 
The other 50% is to be divided equally between 
two development projects in Africa: to the 
Sierra Leone United Christian Council for the 
Taiama Agricultural Project and to the 
Christian Service Committee of the Malawi 
Christian Council to increase the effectiveness 
of hunger-related projects which have already 
been established. A designated contribution of 
$500 will be sent to CEPAD for the Rural 
Integrated Development Project in the state of 
Chinandega in Nicaragua, where Jim and Sarah 
Hornsby, formerly of Cullowheee Presbyterian, 
are working. 

The 25% which is to be used regionally will 
be divided equally between Neighbors in Need, 
the crisis ministry in Madison County, and 
Interfaith Assistance Ministries, a broad-based 
effort to meet the needs of the poor in Hender- 
son County. 

Money left in the 10% administrative portion 
of the program will be diverted to the interna- 
tional fund. 

It is estimated that the total amount of money 
in the 2 Cents per Meal budget at the end of the 
year will be approximately $3500. At this 
writing, contributions had been received from 
Black Mountain, Brevard-Davidson River, 
Bryson City, First-Asheville, New Hope, 
Swannanoa, Waynesville, and West Asheville. 
The last two were the first in contributions: West 
Asheville with $672.04 and Waynesville with 
$444.30. Congratulations! 



Who Needs Us 
The Most? 

by Lilian Fountain, Refugee Enabler 

Recently a meeting of the refugee steering 
committee of one of our Asheville Presbytery 
churches was held to determine what type of 
refugee family their church could manage to 
sponsor. One member changed the whole tone 
of the meeting when he said, "Let's not think 
of what we can handle, but who needs us the 
most." 

Truly he exhibited the spirit of Christ, making 
us aware that as we serve the stranger in need, 
we are in reality serving Christ himself. 

The refugee crisis is much in the news these 
days. For help with a program on refugees, or 
questions you may have, contact Lilian 
Fountain, Asheville Presbytery's Refugee 
Enabler, PO Box 7, Montreat, NC 28757, 
(704) 669-5803. 



The Historical 
Foundation 

Montreat, NC 

The Historical Foundation in Montreat is a 
General Assembly agency within the bounds of 
Asheville Presbytery. Established here in 1927, 
the Historical Foundation has grown in size and 
usefulness. Spence Hall was completed in 1954, 
Freeland Hall added in 1982. 

The building is debt free, but there still are 
needs for fully equipping Freeland Hall and up- 
dating Spence Hall for greater effectiveness. The 
General Assembly has authorized a Capital 
Funds Completion Campaign for $557,490, be- 
gun in 1982, to meet specific needs. Among 
these are making Spence Hall more energy ef- 
ficient with thermal pane windows; equipping 
the study area with better lighting, desks, and 
carpeting; installing a book lift; and making the 
ground floor waterproof. The work and storage 
areas of Freeland Hall require a computer for 
greater efficiency, shelving, and other furniture. 

An anonymous gift of $250,000 has already 
endowed the upkeep of Freeland Hall. A similar 
endowment of $50,000, a goal of the current 
campaign, will insure the continued usefulness 
of Spence Hall. 

Tax free gifts of any amount may be sent to 
the Historical Foundation, Box 847, Montreat, 
NC 28757. A detailed case statement is available 
on request. 

BETTY CANON 

Administrative Assistant 

and Coordinator of Volunteers 



Outreach At 
Women's Prison 

Did you know that North Carolina Presbyte- 
rians support a chaplain at the North Carolina 
Correctional Center for Women? Since 1980, 
the Reverend Winnona Jones duCille, a Presby- 
terian pastor, has ministered to the needs of 600 
prisoners in Raleigh, approximately 75 of whom 
live within the bounds of Asheville Presbytery. 
The Synod has recently inaugurated a support 
network for Chaplain duCille composed of 
representatives from each presbytery. Our 
presbytery representatives have developed an 
educational program for use in the local church 
which portrays the ministry of Chaplain duCille 
and addresses broader issues of criminal justice. 
Family night suppers, Sunday School classes or 
women's and men's groups are some of the 
settings where the program might be most 
appropriately given. For information on how 
to arrange a presentation at your church, 
contact Kathy Campbell, Warren Wilson 
College: 298-3325, ext. 312. 



Franklin 
Presbyterian Church 

Franklin, NC 

LOOK What We're Doing! Total Benevo- 
lence Giving for the Year 1982 - $3,558; for 1983 
- $3,820; for 1984 - $5,700 and 1985 (Proposed) 
$6,500. These figures mean Help that Franklin 
Church has given for state and overseas mission- 
ary aid; for Presbytery giving, such as the Pres- 
byterian Home, the establishment of new 
churches; for Help outside our local church fa- 
mily. Take a look at the increase in just three 
years! ! We ARE reaching out beyond our local 
area. 




Several young folks at the Home gather around 
the Reverend "Skip" Taylor, their minister, 
friend and Chaplain at the Home, as he reads 
to them the Christmas Story. 



Christmas at the Home 

By Nancy Cherry, Staff 

Christmastime at the Home is always fun- 
filled and exciting! Many individuals, friends, 
and groups from the community enjoy having 
a part in the children's Christmas so this keeps 
the children and staff very busy. 

The way the Home's calendar looks for 
December: 
December 6 - Christmas Party by Balloons & 

Things of Asheville 
December 8 - Showbiz Pizza with the 

Sheriffs' Department 
December 9 - Lunch-Games-Christmas Party 

at Ben Lippen School 
December 1 1 - Decorating the Tree with Inter- 
varsity of UNCA 
December 13 - The Lions Club has dinner with 

the Children 
December 16 - Dinner and Christmas pro- 
grams at Oak Forest Presby- 
terian Church 
December 17 - Pizza party sponsored by Pizza 

Hut 
December 18 - Christmas at the Home 
December 19 - Vacation time for the children 

Our many thanks and very deep appreciation 
to all the churches and folks in Asheville Pres- 
bytery for the happiness and gifts you provide 
for us all at the Home. If it were not for you, 
the "tinsel" of the Christmas Season would 
Shine Less. Thank you for helping make 
Christmas at the Home happy, blessed, and joy- 
ful. Our wishes are that you, our friends who 
love us so much, will also be enriched by this 
Your Home and by the love of our blessed 
Saviour, Jesus Christ. MERRY CHRISTMAS 
AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR! 



Bryson City 
Presbyterian Church 

Bryson City, NC 

Mr. Charles Fletcher has been selected to 
serve as Sunday School Superintendent for our 
Church. His duties include the securing of 
teachers for the Sunday School, securing sub- 
stitute teachers when regular teachers must be 
absent, securing the teaching materials, and 
greeting visitors who come to join with us or 
visit. Thanks to Chuck for his willingness to 
serve in this special capacity. 



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December 1984 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1984-85 

December 21-27, 1984 — MERRY 

CHRISTMAS (Office closed for Christmas 

Holidays) 
December 25, 1984 — CHRIST'S 

BIRTHDAY! 
January 1, 1985 — HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

(Office closed) 
January 3, 1985 — Nominating Committee 

of Asheville Presbytery meets at First 

Church, Asheville; 4:30 p.m. 
January 4, 1985 — Last day to receive 

articles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
January 7-10, 1985 — Presbyterian Congress 

of Renewal, Dallas, TX (Bob Henderson, 

contact person) 
January 7, 1985 — C.E. Committee meeting, 

Waynesville First Church, 12 o'clock Noon. 
January 10, 1985 — Committee on Ministry 

meeting, Asheville First Church, 5 p.m. 
January 11, 1985 — Presbytery Council meets, 

Asheville First Church, 3 p.m. with the 

Finance Committee meeting at 1 p.m. 
January 12, 1985 — WOC Winter Council, 

Oak Forest Church. 
January 19, 1985 — "Snow Day" if WOC 

Winter Council is unable to meet. 
January 22, 1985 — Meeting of Asheville 

Presbytery, Hendersonville First Church; 

Registration 9:00 a.m. 
February 4, 1985 — Last day to receive 

articles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
February 5, 1985 — Committee on Ministry, 

Asheville First Church, 5 p.m. 
February 15-16, 1985 — PYC, "Lock-In", 

Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, Black 

Mountain, NC 
March 5, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 

for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
March 14, 1985 — Committee on Ministry, 

Asheviiie First Church, 5 p.m. 
March 18, 1985 — Mission Committee meets, 

First Presbyterian Church, Asheville; 4 p.m. 
March 19, 1985 — C.E. Committee meets, 

Murphy Presbyterian Church, 12 o'clock 

Noon. 
March 21-23, 1985 — Face To Face, Roanoke, 

VA. 
March 28, 1985 — Presbytery Council meets, 

Asheville First Church, 3 p.m. 
April 3, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 

for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
April 13, 1985 — Asheville Presbytery meets, 

Bryson City Presbyterian Church, Bryson 

City, NC; Registration 9:00 a.m. 
April 19-21, 1985 — Senior High's Spring 

Rally, Windy Gap (More information forth- 
coming). 
April 20, 1985 — WOC Annual Meeting, 

Black Mountain, NC. 



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Memorial (gifta 



Bagwell, Mr. Andrews B., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Jimmie H. Suttles, Flat Rock, NC. Miss Carolyn Kimzey, 
Horse Shoe, NC. Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, Henderson- 
ville, NC. 

Beadle, Mr. Clifford, E. Greenwich, RI — Mr. & Mrs. 
Richard Gustafson, Brevard, NC. 

Boss, Mrs. Nancy G., Lake Worth, FL — Mr. & Mrs. E.T. 
Williams, Women of First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. Joseph H. Judd, Waynesville, NC. 

Bowers, Mr. Paul E., Candler, NC — C.T. & Jonnie Palat, 
Mrs. Kathleen J. Morse, Mr. & Mrs. Gerald G. Hill, Mr. 
& Mrs. Robert Dempsey, Mr. & Mrs. Gus M. Devlin, Mr. 
& Mrs. William C. Embler, Asheville, NC. Staff of Mrs. 
Donna Bowers of Nash Day Surgery, Mr. William S. 
Shrago, Mr. & Mrs. Linwood Smith, Edgemont Presby- 
terian Church, J.B. Brewer Bible Class, Rocky Mountain, 
NC. Mr. & Mrs. John Dillingham, Mrs. Tom Furness, The 
Enka Mutual Death Benefit Assessment Association, Enka, 
NC. Mr. & Mrs. Louis D. Pannell, Anderson, SC. John, 
Becky, Sherry & Brian Reese, Mr. & Mrs. Claude F. 
Holcombe, Candler, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. McKenzie, 
Black Mountain, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Guy C. Pannell, Mrs. 
Otho Mabry, Sr., Toccoa, GA. Mr. & Mrs. Roger D. 
Pannell & Family, Nashua, NH. Mrs. J.C. Adams, 
Bloomington, MN. Mr. & Mrs. John D. Bowers, Euless, 
TX. 

Boyles, Mr. Robert, Charlotte, NC — Mr. & Mrs. R.T. 
Church, Asheville, NC. 

Britton, Mrs. Nell Kite, Greeneville, TN — Mr. & Mrs. 
Tate Barlow, Canton, NC. 

Bryson, Mr. Sidney, Hendersonville, NC — Miss 
Carolyn Kimzey, Horse Shoe, NC. 

Campbell, Mr. Ulmont U. — Ms. Kathryn Stripling Byer, 
Cullowhee, NC. 

Carson, Ms. Abigail Alexander — Ms. Ruth A. Roberts, 
Black Mountain, NC. 

Chapman, Mr. Elbert, Brevard, NC — Lanny and Martha 
McMinn, Alabaster, AL. Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Nicholson, 
Brevard, NC. 

Clayton, Mr. Hugh, Greer, SC — Mr. Powers English, 
Hendersonville, NC. 

Coen, Mr. Clair D., Fort Wayne, IN — Mr. & Mrs. Arnold 
Plummer, Black Mountain, NC. 

Cox, Mr. J. Abney, Coral Gables, FL — Mrs. LB. 
McDonald, Hendersonville, NC. 

Davis, Mr. William J., Chesapeake Beach, MD — Mr. & 
Mrs. Harry C. Williams, Hendersonville, NC. 

Dean, Mr. T.W. — Mrs. W.W. Mynatt, Asheville, NC. 

Dillard, Mrs. James H. Dillard, Sr., Asheville, NC — Mr. & 
Mrs. Howard Runnion, Fletcher, NC, Mr. & Mrs. Wendell 
McDevitt, Weaverville, NC. 

Dunn, Mrs. Frank, Richmond, VA — Mr. & Mrs. J.S. 
Carpenter, Brevard, NC. 

Durst, Mrs. Claudia — Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ward, Candler, 
NC. Mrs. Tom Furness, Enka, NC. 

Eberle, Mr. Peter, Jr., Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Richard 
Gustafson, Mr. & Mrs. James O. Davidson, Mr. Robert 
L. Oates, Mr. & Mrs. Don Blankinship, Mr. & Mrs. John 
H. Truesdail, Mr. & Mrs. Howard Schmidt, Mr. M. 
Bellmer, Mr. & Mrs. James A. Wagoner, Mr. & Mrs. Perry 
Allison, Mr. & Mrs. A.W. Cates, Miss Kathleen Ricker, 
Mr. & Mrs. J.F. Aycock, Mr. & Mrs. H. Finck, Mr. & Mrs. 
Jack Potts, Allison and Stephen Monk, The Rev. & Mrs. 
Ben F. Ormond, Brevard, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Stephen K. 
Straus, Durham, NC. Dr. James P. Deavor, Charleston, 
SC. Mr. Martin J. Fass, Ridgewood, NY. Mrs. Ada H. 
Allison, Mr. & Mrs. W.C. Fahlbusch, Mr. & Mrs. Richard 
Moore, Olin Corporation, Ecusta Paper & Film Group, 
Pisgah Forest, NC. Mrs. Edna Bruness, Mrs. Gladys 
Eberle, Lakewood, NJ. Ms. Clara Runyon, Babylon, NY. 
Mrs. Harold P. Runyon, Tucson, AZ. Mrs. Lee M. Bauer, 
Wilton, CT. Dr. & Mrs. Gerard Marder, Gastonia, NC. 

Evans, Dr. Hoyt — Ms. Barbara H. Wallace, Franklin, NC. 

Fleming, Mr. W.J. — Mr. W.J. Fleming, Jr., Pisgah Forest, 
NC. 

Gardner, Dr. A. Allen, Jr., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Jesse L. Mitchell, Asheville, NC. 

Gardner, Mrs. Mary — Sue and Marion Riser, Tallahassee, 
FL. 

Goepfert, Mr. Martin H., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Harry Rogers, Hendersonville, NC. 

Hall, Mr. Roy — Mr. & Mrs. Gary Roberts, Alexander, NC. 

Harris, Mr. Ainslie N., Flat Rock, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John G. 
Dorward, Flat Rock, NC. 

Hawes, Mr. Thomas, Sr., Arden, NC — Senator & Mrs. Bo 
Thomas, Hendersonville, NC. 

Hensley, Mrs. Mamie, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Bryan 
Sheehan, Weaverville, NC. 

James, Mrs. Alene, Charlotte, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. 
Rogers, Hendersonville, NC. 

Jones, Mrs. Elizabeth L., Charlotte, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Philip 
Hendrixson, Hendersonville, NC. 

King, Mr. Robert James, Wallace, NC — Women of Sylva 
Presbyterian Church, Sylva, NC. 

Knight, Mr. Albin F., Asheville, NC — Mrs. C.B. Martin, 
Mr. & Mrs. J. Alfred Miller, Asheville, NC. 

McDowell, Capt. Ralph — Mrs. C. Frank Rich, Mrs. Alice 
Roberts, Asheville, NC. 

McDowell, Capt. Ralph — Mrs. C. Frank Rich, Mrs. Alice 
Roberts, Asheville, NC. 

Mclntyre, Mrs. Blanche B., Asheville, NC — Mrs. Dortha 
M. Bentley, Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church, Circle #2 
of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Ms. Jan E. Nichol- 
son, Mr. & Mrs. Dan Mclntyre, Mr. & Mrs. V.H. Brown, 
Women of the Church of West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville, NC. 

McMahan, Mrs. Beth C, Camden, SC — Mr. & Mrs. Loyd 
B. Leonard, Asheville, NC. 



Morgan, Mr. Ray R., Courtland, AL — Mrs. Helma C. 

Palen, Clyde, NC. 
Morrow, Mrs. Annie Mae, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Bryan Sheehan, Weaverville, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Albert 

Tweed, Asheville, NC. 
Murphy, Mr. Robert "Bob", Canton, NC — Men of The 

Church of Canton Presbyterian Church, Canton, NC. Mrs. 

Glenn Robinson, Candler, NC. 
Mynatt, Mr. Walter W., Asheville, NC — Mrs. W.W. 

Mynatt, Asheville, NC. 
Nance, Dr. Wilson M., Waynesville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. 

Eugene Harpe, Mr. & Mrs. Sam Pryor, Waynesville, NC. 
Norment, Mr. George, Richmond, VA — Senator & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville, NC. 
Orr, Mrs. Nell Schirm, Atlanta, GA — Mr. & Mrs. Ansley 

Cope, Hendersonville, NC. 
Reynolds, Mr. Tom — Mr. & Mrs. Jesse L. Mitchell, 

Asheville, NC. 
Roach, Mr. John P., Cincinnati, OH — Mr. & Mrs. Carl 

Borland, Hendersonville, NC. 
Ronquillo, Capt. & Mrs. Louis, New Orleans, LA — Norma 

and Louis Ronquillo, New Orleans, LA. 
Rowe, Mrs. Grace, Canton, NC — Dr. & Mrs. E.H. Camp, 

Waynesville, NC. 
Seaborg, Mr. Earl, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Genung 

Clapper, Cedar Mountain, NC. 
Sehrig, Mr. Kurt, Bayport, L.I., N.Y. — Mr. & Mrs. Martin 

Bellmer, Brevard, NC. 
Suddreth, Mr. Frank, Murphy, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Paul Hill, 

Flat Rock, NC. 
Taylor, Mrs. Maude, Asheville, NC — Mrs. Wilma K. 

Richey, Arden, NC. 
Wallin, Mrs. Syvilla F., Marshall, NC — Hartford and 

Jeanette Tweed, Marshall, NC. 
Ward, Mr. and Mrs. J. Milliard, Asheville, NC — Mrs. 

Dorothy Crews, Black Mountain, NC. Mr. & Mrs. J.R. 

Henderson, Mr. &Mrs. Roderic H. Bosse, Mr. &Mrs. C.L. 

Epley, Jr., Women of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 

Asheville, NC. 
Ward, Mrs. Ruby Ingle, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Jesse 

L. Israel, Jr. & Family, First Commercial Bank, Mr. & Mrs. 

William F. McRorie, Asheville, NC. 
Warren, Mrs. Mary — Circle #1 of West Asheville Presby- 
terian Church, Asheville, NC. 
Weston, Mrs., Montgomery, AL — Dr. & Mrs. Paul Hill, 

Flat Rock, NC. 
Westwood, Mr. F. Kenneth, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Howard Schmidt, Mr. & Mrs. J.F. Aycock, Mr. & Mrs. 

James O. Davidson, Ms. Clara B. Bryson, Mr. & Mrs. J.S. 

Carpenter, Dr. Charles L. Newland, Mr. & Mrs. Randal 

Lyday, The Mrs. Ola Galloway Family, Mr. & Mrs. Jack 

Potts, The Rev. & Mrs. Ben F. Ormand, Brevard, NC. 

Asheville Contracting Co., Inc., Asheville, NC. Mrs. J.D. 

Edwards, Spartanburg, SC. Mr. & Mrs. Lafoy Ball, Jr., 

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Norton, Etowah, NC. Mrs. Ada H. Alli- 
son, Mr. Robert L. Brown, Mr. Harry L. Brown, Mr. & 

Mrs. Richard Moore, Pisgah Forest, NC. Mr. & Mrs. K.L. 

Lyday, Bryson City, NC. 
Wilkins, Mr. William F., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Keith 

Harpe and Marissa, Mr. & Mrs. Harry Silvers, Mr. & Mrs. 

Claude F. Holcome, Candler, NC. Mr. Charles G. Buck, 

Asheville, NC. 
Wilmarth, Mrs. Dorothy, Lexington, Mass. — Mrs. Dwight 

S. Bentley, Hendersonville, NC. 
Young, Mr. Clyde, Woodfin, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Howard 

Runnion, Fletcher, NC. 
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO: 
Williams, Mr. & Mrs. J.O. — From Mrs. L.E. Reighard, 

Asheville, NC. 
Berry, Mrs. E.H. — From Mrs. L.E. Reighard, Asheville, 

NC. 



The Loving Way 
Campaign Update 

(The Presbyterian Home for Children) 

THE LOVING WAY CAMPAIGN con- 
tinues to receive support from friends as it seeks 
to raise $1.7 million for endowment and reno- 
vations to the buildings. Former residents of the 
Home are assisting in efforts to tell the story 
of the needs as well as to locate other former 
residents. Pledges received for the campaign 
total $364,867. 



December 1984 

Published monthly at Asheville, N.C. by the Presbytery of Asheville 

40 Church Street Asheville, N.C. 28801 

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Vol. LXXXV No. 36 



Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 



January 1985 



HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

" . .; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age." 
Jesus Christ 
Matthew 28:20b R.S.V. 

(The following accounts of human experience were taken from GREEN WINTER (Reader's Digest Press, 
distributed by McGraw-Hill Book Co.) by Elise Maclay. 



Come to Think of It 

Meaning no offense, God, but if I were doing it, 

I'd let people be old first and get it over with 

And have their youth to look forward to. 

Browning calls old age "the last of life for which the first 

was made!' 
I don't buy that. 

I give You credit for having something better in mind. 
Whenever I start wondering what that could be, 
My mind keeps coming back 
To the impossible possibility: 
Eternal life. 

Ideals 

I thought when I grew old, I'd grow 

Philosophical. 

People expect you to. 

Viewing life from a lofty perspective 

Would be a help. 

Instead, trifles loom large, 

There being little else of importance happening. 

Worst of all, I seem to be missing 

A lot of my old ideals. 

Help me find them again, God. 

Or help me find new ones. 

I haven't worked out a real philosophy yet 

And maybe I never will. 

I don't know. 

I do know that a couple of worthwhile ideals 

Are a big help getting up mornings. 

Bad Habits 

Every time I get rid of a bad habit, 

I pick up a new one. 

I stopped smoking and started eating 

Too many sweets. 

I stopped drinking and started watching 

Too much TV. 



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You'd have given up on me. 

If anybody doubts Your forgiveness and generosity, 

I can submit proof of it: 

Me. 

Dreams 

I seem to be missing some dreams, God. 

I almost feel like calling the Lost and Found 

Because I had a lot of dreams around here, 

Just the other day. 

No, a month ago. 

No, a year ago. 

No, years ago. 

Where did they go? 

Those dreams. 

It sure feels queer without them. 

Without something cooking. 

That's the way I used to be, 

Always into some crackpot scheme, 

Always some dream or other 

Simmering away on the back burner. 

Now, somehow, the old dreams have all sort of petered out. 

I don't need a lot of dreams, God, 

But could You let me have 

One or two? 

This Changing World 

They say people hate change, and in a way that's right 

because change usually means our being worse off. 
Less money. A furnished room instead of a house. 

Diminished strength. Fewer friends. 
On the other hand, new things are fun and I think we 

marvel over them more than the young. 
Born without television, it seems a miracle to us. 
Buildings of reflecting glass make us catch our breath, 

computers dazzle us. 
If we're lucky, we have a friend, more or less 

Our own age, to whom we can say: 

"Can you beat that?" 
And the next day somebody always does. 

Creation 

Lemons, 

Fuchsias, 

Orioles, 

Hickory nuts. 

If there can be 

Such scent, shape, color, intricacy, 

There has to be 

A God. 

Why has it taken me so many years 

To reach this conclusion? 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



January 1985 



Etowah Presbyterian 
Church 

Etowah, N.C. 




Center Window Medallion: "Come Unto Me" 

Though the Etowah Presbyterian Church 
(1894) was omitted from the list of older 
Churches of the Asheville Presbytery in a recent 
Our Mountain Work issue, our Church is alive 
and growing through the efforts of our new 
minister, the Reverend John B. Stone, his wife, 
Peggy, and various congregational members. 
This has been a busy year for us all and we 
would like to recap some of the outstanding 
events. 

Last January, a Revival and Renewal period 
of 3 'A days was held in our Church under the 
leadership of the Rev. Jimmy Carr of Round 
Pond Presbyterian Church, Kentucky. Jimmy 
was a seminary classmate of John Stone's and 
John reciprocated at Jimmy's Church in March. 
During Lenten Season several suppers were en- 
joyed on Wednesday evenings, followed by a 
period of Worship. An Easter Dawn Service was 
held at the Etowah Methodist Church, next door, 
with Baptists, Methodists and Presbyterians par- 
ticipating. Easter Dawn Service, 1985, will be 
held in the Presbyterian Church. 

On Sunday evenings during the year, Bible 
Studies in Corinthians, Revelations and Romans 
were held with John Stone, as teacher. John's ser- 
mons on Sundays very often are teaching peri- 
ods, too. Sunday School for younger people and 
older folks has seen a growth, especially in the 
Adult Class. 

In mid-June thru mid-July on Thursday even- 
ings Daily Vacation Bible School was held with 
supper, worship, crafts and music for younger 
people. Quite a few, young and older, were 
present and involved in one way or another. 
Some of the young ones and occasionally their 
parents have continued to attend Sunday School 
and church services during the Fall. During the 
week, 3 Cub Scout Troops and 1 Brownie 
Troop, sponsored by the Etowah Presbyterian 
Church, use our church facilities as well as a 
group called, "Overeaters Anonymous". 

We were delighted on September 7, Rally 
Day, to have a large congregation at worship 
service and about forty people of all ages attend 
a cookout dinner in the backyard of the manse. 
The WOC hosts monthly dinners on the third 
Sunday, except in December and the summer 
months. On World Communion Sunday, we 
had a Jewish-Christian young man from 
California, whose parents reside in Henderson- 
ville and attend the Synagogue there, and his 
wife, compare our Christian Communion with 
the Jewish Passover, followed by our Christi- 
an Communion. In November, a new white 
wooden Celtic Cross, with lighting from behind, 
was placed on the outside wall of the Church 
facing Highway #64. This was a gift from B&B 
Metal Works, Inc. of Hendersonville. Our 



Church also voted in November to go on a 
Unicameral System for Church Officers. The 
new Officers were ordained Sunday, December 
23. 

Plans were begun in September for three 
stained glass windows to be placed in the win- 
dow openings behind the pulpit and choir sec- 
tion at the front of the Church. Until the present 
time, these openings have been covered with a 
large pleated gold drapery. These beautiful new 
stained glass windows, Memorial Gifts from the 
Gash and Nicholson families, were put into place 
on December 12, and with the complements of 
red poinsettias for Christmas, added great beau- 
ty to the sanctuary. 



We continue to share in the Henderson 
County Interfaith Ministry by contributing food 
and other necessities. Also, our pastor, John 
Stone, is an Associate Chaplain at Pardee Hospi- 
tal in Hendersonville, which means active duty 
once a month. 

On Sunday before Christmas, about twenty 
members of the congregation attended Open 
House at the manse, sharing fellowship and 
carols. 

At Sunday worship, December 30, five new 
members were received into our fellowship. We 
look forward in 1985 to exciting things happen- 
ing. "God be with us and bless us all!" 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



Westminster 
Prebyterian Church 

Asheville, NC 

We are delighted to report that Westminster's 
Thanksgiving Offering to the Presbyterian 
Home for Children amounted to $900 - an in- 
crease of $340 over 1983's offering. 

On January 15, the Women of the Church 
held their General Meeting as a combined meet- 
ing of all the Circles, followed by a White Cross 
"Roll-In!' Bandages are terribly needed in over- 
seas hospitals. Over 18,000 pounds of necessi- 
ties were mailed last year from Asheville 
Presbytery to overseas hospitals in Kwangju, 
Korea, the Maternity Hospital in Zaire, the Lue- 
bo Hospital in Kananga and to other needy areas 
around the world. 

First Presbyterian 
Church 

Highlands, NC 

New Elders elected are Harriet Brown, Sam 
Hendricks, Bob Lane, Alan Lewis, Dick Strain, 
along with Don Stiens, Class of '86, is the fifth 
member of the Board. 

New Deacons are: Bruce Bayle, Mozelle Ed- 
wards and Wilma Lombard along with Deane 
Beckes, Harold Brammer and Ben Wax (Class 
of '86) and Robin Sayler, William Creswell and 
Robert Jenkins (Class of '85). 

The Pastor Nominating Committee has been 
selected and the following are searching for a 
new minister: Don Stiens, Richard Strain, Mary 
Thompson, Jamie Calloway, Anna Lou Beckes 
and Cindy Cox. 

Ordination for the new officers was held Sun- 
day, December 9th at the 1 1 o'clock worship 
service. 

First Presbyterian 
Church 

Hendersonville, NC 

In order to meet the needs of people in the 
congregation who are not enrolled in a regular 
church school class, some short courses will be 
started in January to which everyone is invit- 
ed. Because of the length of the courses, the par- 
ticipants are only committed for four or eight 
weeks at the most. 

January: "Who is the Holy Spirit?" Study 
book: I Believe in the Holy Spirit by Michael 
Green. Leaders: Ann & Ed Renegar, Miji Teich- 
mann, and Elsie Thompson. Place: Church 
Parlor. Time: 9:30 ea. Sun. for four weeks. 



February: Film Series. Becky Pippert on 
Evangelism. Fran Holt, discussion leader. Four 
weeks. Fellowship Hall, 9:30 Sun. 

March & April: "What Do We, as a Congre- 
gation Believe About . . .": 

1. Abortion - Dr. Ora Wells, leader 

2. Homosexuals - Bob Henderson, leader 

3. Divorce & Remarriage - Ed Renegar, leader 

4. Women and Their New Role - Serena 
Smith, leader 

May & June: "The Parables and Us", study 
book. Nine weeks. Betty Henderson, leader. 

July: "How to be a Well, Healthy Person" 
(deals with death, depression, loneliness, diet, 
etc.), leader not confirmed. 

August: "Tough Love", Ed & Ann Renegar 
and John & Mary Saby, leaders, study book. 

September-October: "How Can I Help My 
Friend?" Book. Learn to counsel your friends 
when they have problems. Marge Kniivila, 
leader. 

November-December: Book, "What is the Old 
Testament All About?" Eight weeks. Betty Hen- 
derson, leader. 

Additional Short Course: Alan & Deloris 
McKean will lead a four-week course after each 
Membership Enrichment Class to help orient 
new members into the working life of the con- 
gregation. Will deal with gifts and how to use 
them. 

West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, NC 

We began our new church year on January 6 
at the Lord's Table. At this worship service our 
new Elders were ordained and/or installed into 
office. The following persons were elected Elders 
and installed in these respective classes: 1985 - 
Margaret Anne Felkel, Marci Greene, and Don 
Hawkins; 1986 - Norman Barnett, Betty Ed- 
wards, Wilfred Smith, and Bob Whiteside; 1987 
- June Everhart, Karen Hawkins, and Betty 
Smith. The Church begins a two-year trial peri- 
od with the Unicameral form of government. 
The Session will operate in 1985 with five stand- 
ing committees: Mission, Worship, Property, 
Finance and Education. 

Parking At Presbytery 
Office 

When visiting the Presbytery Office, please do 
not park in the Circle behind the First Presbyteri- 
an Church. This access needs to be open to ac- 
commodate traffic concerning Meals on Wheels, 
Child Day-Care Center, etc. Thank you for your 
cooperation. 



January 1985 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



Looking Back 




by Ginnie Stevens, 
Hunger Awareness Enabler 

At the beginning of a-new year it is a custom 
to assess the previous one. It's a good custom. 
For us in Asheville Presbytery, a lot has hap- 
pened. Let me recap the highlights for you. 

Of course, you all must know by now that the 
Presbytery adopted the 2 Cents per Meal Mis- 
sion Program. That was reviewed in the column 
last month. I might add, however, that Westmin- 
ster has also begun collecting 2 Cents. And that 
the Walnut congregation began in January. 

Apart from that it was refreshing to see several 
congregations take a look at alternative Christ- 
mas celebrations. Sylva, Black Mountain, 
Etowah, Hendersonville, Waynesville and New 
Hope did. Maybe yours did too. 

The pastors and some members of the Hen- 
dersonville churches, First and Trinity, have been 
helping in the establishment of a work-owned 
sewing company for low-income people. 

Several members of Brevard-Davidson or- 
ganized a community wide fast to raise money 
for Africa. 

In Buncombe County, Grace Covenant, 
Riceville, West Asheville, Calvary, Black Moun- 
tain, New Hope, Kenilworth, Warren Wilson, 
Oak Forest and Asheville First participated in 
the CROP Walk. In Hendersonville First 
Church, Trinity and Etowah were active walkers. 

I've heard from many churches and members 
about giving special gifts toward relieving the vic- 
tims of the famine in Africa. The list could go 
on and on. Let us know what you are doing! 



The Loving Way 
Campaign Update 

THE LOVING WAY CAMPAIGN of the 

Presbyterian Home for Children is pleased to 
share the news of pledges totaling $400,250 as 
of the end of December. The Advance Phase 
and Black Mountain/Swannanoa Phase are 
completing their activity. 

Ray Dean, leader of the Presbyterian Church 
phase of the campaign, has announced addition- 
al contact people in congregations. The follow- 
ing have agreed to serve with him: Gerry and 
Joan Uhler, Brevard-Davidson River; Lee 
Nichols, Andrews; John Beegle, Cullowhee; Bill 
Waggoner, Hendersonville First; Kathryn 
Brinkley, Kenilworth. 

A $15,000 pledge from a former resident of 
the Home has been made as an act of gratitude 
for the ministry of the Home. Given by a grate- 
ful woman who lives and works in the area, this 
woman also is actively engaged in locating and 
encouraging other former residents to give. 



January 1985 

Published monthly at Asheville, N.C. by the Presbytery of Asheville 

40 Church Street Asheville. N.C. 28801 

Rev. Charles S. Moore, Editor & Executive Presbyter 

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Enoch S. Blakely, Sr., Accountant 

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Synod Of NC Youth 
Council 

For the past three years, the Synod of NC 
Youth Council have sponsored two retreats and 
one leadership workshop. This year, Paul Rans- 
ford will be the keynote speaker at the retreat, 
April 19 through April 21, at Fort Caswell Con- 
ference Center near Long Beach, NC. The theme 
will be "HOPE: Hope Offers Power and Endur- 
ance!' Cost and registration forms will be sent 
out the second week in February. Plan your 
spring events to coincide with these dates. A 
council meeting is planned for February 2 at 11 
a.m. at the Starmount Church in Greensboro. 
Synod representatives need to be present at this 
meeting. 

Louie Andrews 

Winter Park Presbyterian Church 

Wilmington, NC 28403 



Resource Center News 

by Christie McPherson, Coordinator 

New Congregational Developments - A 

Process Guide for Pastors: Office of Evangelism 
& Church Development (Additional copies 
available) 

God's New People - An intergenerational 
Guide - WOC 

That All May Have Life - One Great Hour 
of Sharing (packet) 

EREPS:LAND - The Church and Ap- 
palachian Land Issues 

From articles of earlier months = 
AV's: The Names of Money 

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 
(Alternatives) 
Books: 99 Ways to A Simple Life Style by the 
Center for Science in the Public In- 
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by Georgette Stiens, President 
. . . forgetting those things which are behind, 
and reaching forth unto those things which are 
before, I press toward the mark for the prize of 
the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. — Phil- 
lippians 3:13 

A NEW YEAR is approaching. Men and 
women walking the face of the earth today feel 
the rapidly developing restlessness and tension 
of people in our time. They are confused and 
we do not feel secure. They are nervous, appre- 
hensive and, yes, even lonely. May I invite you 
to join with me in the resolution to be more con- 
cerned with loving than living? Let us hold in 
our hearts this simple prayer. "Our Father, teach 
us to walk in the light of love, so that we may 
make our lives a potent factor in guiding the 
world into the way of peace." May we slip our 
hands into His and walk fearlessly with Him into 
this new year. 

We are receiving the reports of the local 
presidents-but-all have not arrived. Consequent- 
ly, your president's report to Presbytery will not 
be complete. We are finding out that you need 
answers to some questions, and we want to keep 
you informed. (Fall Training Day for officers and 
chairmen is a good place to begin.) Please let 
me know if you need any information, and we 
will try our best to assist you. 

It is never too early to begin planning for the 
North Carolina Presbyterian Women's Confer- 
ence! There will be two sessions. Free child care 
will be provided at Session II for infants through 
kindergarten. Registration blanks and brochures 
will be sent to me soon. The cost is again $15.00 
per person. Room reservations are to be made 
separately from conference registration. Rooms 
must be reserved directly with Montreat facili- 
ties. ($20.00 per person must accompany Assem- 
bly Inn Reservations) The college takes reser- 
vations at any time the offices are open. Assem- 
bly Inn and William Black Lodge take written 
requests postmarked January 1 or later and tel- 
ephoned requests after this date. We would like 
each church to be represented. These confer- 
ences have been remarkable, rewarding ex- 
periences for me. People have touched my life 
that I might never have known. What a bless- 
ing each one of them has been to me, and we 
want you to have the same joy! 

As the Witness Season begins, "may we be as 
honest as truth, as open as sunlight, and there- 
fore free to grow!' May this new year also bring 
you gifts no money can buy: 

a patience that endures hardship, 
a courage that can face the worst, 
an insight that shall be all things spiritual, 
a love that touches God, and 
a light that no darkness can dim. 
In this way may we be a living witness to Christ 
who lives in us in the church, our community 
and in the world. 



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January 1985 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1984-85 

February 4, 1985 — Last day to receive 
articles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

February 5, 1985 — Committee on Ministry, 
Asheville First Church, 5 p.m. 

February 15-16, 1985 — PYC, "Lock-In", 
Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, Black 
Mountain, NC 

March 5, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 
for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

March 12, 1985 — Candidates Committee 
meets at First Church Asheville at 1 p.m. 

March 14, 1985 — Committee on Ministry, 
Asheville First Church, 5 p.m. 

March 17-20, 1985 — Joys in Leadership, 
WOC 

March 18, 1985 — Mission Committee meets, 
First Presbyterian Church, Asheville; 4 p.m. 

March 19, 1985 — C.E. Committee meets, 
Murphy Presbyterian Church, 12 o'clock 
Noon. 

March 21-23, 1985 — Face To Face, Roanoke, 
VA. 

March 28, 1985 — Presbytery Council meets, 
Asheville First Church, 3 p.m. 

April 3, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 
for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

April 13, 1985 — WOC Council Meeting 

April 13, 1985 — Asheville Presbytery meets, 
Bryson City Presbyterian Church, Bryson 
City, NC; Registration 9:00 a.m. 

April 19-21, 1985 — Senior High's Spring 
Rally, Windy Gap (More information forth- 
coming). 

April 20, 1985 — WOC Annual Meeting, 
Black Mountain, NC. 

May 6-10, 1985 — Local Church History Semi- 
nar, Historical Foundation, Montreat, NC 

May 30 June 1, 1985 — Synod of NC, Lynch- 
burg College, Lynchburg, VA. 

June 4, 1985 — Candidates Committee meets 
at First Church, Asheville at 1 p.m. 

June 4-12, 1985 — GENERAL ASSEMBLY 
meets at Indianapolis, Ind. 

June 9-12, 1985 — NCPWC, Session I, Mon- 
treat, NC 

June 12-15, 1985 — NCPWC, Session II, Mon- 
treat, NC 

June 18, 1985 — CE Committee meets at 
Etowah Presbyterian Church at 12 o'clock 
Noon. 

June 18, 1985 — Mission Committee meets at 
First Church, Asheville at 4 p.m. 

June 20, 1985 — Committee on Ministry meets 
at First Church, Asheville at 5 p.m. 

June 27, 1985 — Presbytery Council meets at 
First Church, Asheville at 3 p.m. 

July 13, 1985 — Asheville Presbytery meets 
(Place to be announced). 



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Bagwell, Mr. A.B. — Mr. & Mrs. Jack Crisp, Horse Shoe, NC. 
Blackmun, Miss Ora, Asheville, NC — Ms. Helen D. Russell, 

Ms. Mabel Conn, Mr. & Mrs. Theodore E. Patton, Mr. & 

Mrs. C. Sam Fox, Mrs. Dorothy C. Pitmon, Mrs. Kelley 

Drum, Miss Nanine Iddings, Ms. Grace P. Cauble, Asheville, 

NC. Mr. & Mrs. F.A. Plummer, Black Mountain, NC. Mr. 

& Mrs. Austin Drum, Raleigh, NC. Mrs. Dorothy Short 

Shaffer, Mr. G.Y. Short, Delmar, NY. Mrs. Kenna W. 

McClure, Tarboro, NC. 
Bludsworth, Ms. Rita Grice, Lilburn, Ga. — Mr. & Mrs. S.R. 

Perkins, Asheville, NC. 
Boone, Mrs. Sara Margaret James, Waynesville, NC — Mr. 

Jack G. McCracken & Family, Waynesville, NC. 
Boone, Mr. Robert H., Waynesville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Jack 

McCracken, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Mayberry, Waynesville, 

NC. 
Bowers, Mr. Paul E., Candler, NC — Mrs. Hannah H. Dalton, 

Enka, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Bleckley & Family, Toccoa, 

GA. Mrs. Dorothy Gaddy, Mr. & Mrs. E.A. Brookshire, 

Asheville, NC. Mr. John Tyndall, Candler, NC. Mr. & Mrs. 

Robert G. Fenn, Edwardsville, IL. Mr. & Mrs. Harold White, 

Rocky Mount, NC. Mr. Kenneth Pannell, Woodstock, GA. 
Bromilow, Mr. John, Woodcliff Lake, NJ — Mr. & Mrs. 

Robert Dempsey, Asheville, NC. 
Brown, Mr. Frank H., Jr., Cullowhee, NC — Senator & Mrs. 

Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, NC. 
Bryant, Mr. Frank Carlton, Asheville, NC — Mrs. Camile M. 

Bryant, Asheville, NC. 
Buckner, Mrs. Cora — Mr. & Mrs. James E. Stephens, Rob- 

binsville, NC. 
Burleson, Mr. Ottis, Barnardsville, NC — Senator & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville, NC. 
Cobb, Mrs. Maude, Asheville, NC —Mr. & Mrs. Wade Elliott, 

Asheville, NC. 
Combs, Mrs. Ruth, Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. J.F. Agnew, 

Hendersonville, NC. 
Cort, Mr. Lewis — Mr. & Mrs. Walter C. Harlow, Asheville, 

NC. 
Cox, Mr. J. Abney, Coral Gables, FL — Mr. & Mrs. George H. 

Berger, Hendersonville, NC. 
Davis, Mr. William J., Chesapeake Bay, MD — Ms. Virginia 

W. Harrell, Hendersonville, NC. 
Demko, Mr. John J. — Mr. & Mrs. George W. Ellis, Franklin, 

NC. Miss M. Dawn Ellis, Brevard, NC. 
Earley, Mr. W.C, Canton, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Roy Deitz, Can- 
ton, NC. 
Easton, Miss Hazel — Ms. Elizabeth W. Tate, Charlotte, NC. 
Eberle, Mr. Peter, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. L.C. Poor, Mr. 

& Mrs. Alfred Galloway, Brevard, NC. 
"El Capitan" — Mr. & Mrs. Bill Prevost, Litchfield Park, AZ. 
Eliopulus, Mr. & Mrs. Christ — Mr. & Mrs. George W. Ellis, 

Franklin, NC. Miss M. Dawn Ellis, Brevard, NC. 
I arnhain, Marion — Mr. & Mrs. J.E. Haibert, Hendersonviiie, 

NC. 
Gatewood, Mr. W.M., Asheville, NC — Dr. DW. Brosnan, 

Asheville, NC. 
Goodman, Mrs. Walter — Dr. & Mrs. R. Bryant Hare, Black 

Mountain, NC. 
Green, Mrs. Menta, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. J.M. 

Choate, Shumate-Taylor Bible Class of West Asheville Pres- 
byterian Church, Women of West Asheville Presbyterian 

Church, Asheville, NC. 
Gruver, Mrs. Harry — The Joseph L. Hunter Charitable 

Fund, Asheville, NC. 
Haupt, Mr. Roy, Waynesville, NC — Mrs. M.E. Davis, Mr. 

Bill Swift, The Adult Sunday School Class of First Pres- 
byterian Church, Waynesville, NC. 
Hawes, Mrs. Paula Jane, Arden, NC — Mr. Bill Swift, 

Waynesville, NC. 
Holmes, Mrs. Ruth, Raleigh, NC — Senator & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville, NC. 
Hunter, Mrs. Margaret, Norwood, Mass. — Mrs. Dwight S. 

Bentley, Hendersonville, NC. 
Long, Mrs. Jeannie, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Theodore 

E. Patton, Asheville, NC. 
Lord, Dr. Margery, Asheville, NC — Miss Ida Reid Cohen, 

Miss Ethel Morris, Asheville, NC. 
Mark, Mr. Eugene, Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Robert 

B. Hay, Hendersonville, NC. 

McDonald, Mr. O.R., Lamed, Kansas — Mrs. Allen M. 

Burdett, Asheville, NC. 
McGuinn, Mr. Jay, Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 

Barber, Hendersonville, NC. 
Misenheimer, Mr. Craig Lee, Brevard, NC — Circle #4 of 

Women of the Church of Brevard-Davidson River Pres- 
byterian Church, Brevard, NC. 
Morris, Mrs. Hoyt, Hull, GA. — Mr. & Mrs. Cleve Honeycutt, 

Brittains Cove Presbyterian Sunday School, Weaverville, 

NC. Mr. Gary Roberts, Alexander, NC. 
Morse, Mr. Bleecker, Hendersonville, NC. — Dr. & Mrs. 

Leonard Barber, Ms. Allene Harberson, Hendersonville, 

NC. 
Murphy, Mr. Robert E., Canton, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Otis 

Stepp, Mr. & Mrs. Ed Metcalf, Canton, NC. 

Orr, Mr. Robert Edward, Asheville, NC — Women of Kenil- 

worth Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 
Palmer, Lt. Col. James E., Fort Bragg, NC — Dick and 

Lillian Stott, Franklin, NC. 
Potts, Mr. Marion R., Taylors, SC — Mr. & Mrs. Felix Potts, 

Bryson City, NC. 
Bawls, Mrs. Charles Taylor — The Brainard B. & Katherine 

C. Rorison Permanent Charitable Fund, Asheville, NC. 
Reynolds, Mrs. Alice — Mr. & Mrs. J.P. McMillen, Pittsburgh, 

PA. 
Richardson, Mrs. Eula Chapman, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. 
& Mrs. James H. McDuffie, Flat Rock, NC. Ms. Allene 
Harberson, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, Hendersonville, 
NC. 



Ridings, Mrs. Mary Sue, Maryville, TN — Mrs. Etta T 
Graham, Hendersonville, NC. 

Robinson, Mr. Haldon, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. R.T. 
Church, Asheville, NC. 

Scruggs, Mr. Clarence, Hazelwood, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Bill 
Prevost, Litchfield Park, AZ. 

Simpson, Mr. James B., Arden, NC — Women of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 

Sluder, Mrs. Elizabeth, Alexander, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Albert 
Tweed, Asheville, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Sheehan, Weaver- 
ville, NC. 

Smith, Mr. Joe — Mr. & Mrs. W.C. Breazeale, Asheville, NC. 

Smith, Ms. Mable — The Adult Sunday School Class of First 
Presbyterian Church, Waynesville, NC. 

Sronce, Miss Edna, Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. 
Leonard Barber, Hendersonville, NC. 

Strenski, Ms. Mary — Mr. & Mrs. Howard Smathers, Can- 
ton, NC. 

Summerrow, Mr. Rufus, Waynesville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Bill 
Prevost, Litchfield Park, AZ. 

Ward, Mr. & Mrs. Milliard, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Walter C. Harlow, Asheville, NC. 

West, Mr. Howard E., Asheville, NC — Mrs. Howard E. West, 
Asheville, NC. 

West, Mr. Stanley, Canton, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Roy Deitz, 
Canton, NC. 

Westwood, Mr. F. Kenneth, Brevard, NC — Mrs. George 
Edmons, Matthews, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Clyde G. Jones, Mr. 
& Mrs. Perry Allison, Brevard, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Ned Bar- 
nett, Pisgah Forest, NC. 

Wilkins, Mr. William F., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. H.E. 
Johnson, The Ronald L. Dalton Family, Mrs. Hannah H. 
Dalton, Mrs. Peggy C. Shoaf, Mr. & Mrs. John Yermack, 
Mr. J. James Toland, Jr., Mr. James M. Baley, Jr., Ms. Rena 
Pittillo, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Reeves Wilson, Mr. W.F. Al- 
gary, Asheville, NC. Mr. Richard B. Stone, Black Moun- 
tain, NC. 

CHRISTMAS MEMORIALS: 

Hinds, Mrs. Louise B. — Mr. & Mrs. Henry B. Hibbard, 

Southbury, CT. 
Sheaman, Mrs. Lula S., Metuchen, NJ — John, Marie, 

Johnny & Suzanne Sheaman, Hendersonville, NC. 
Sheaman, Mr. Walter F., Metuchen, NC — John, Marie, 

Johnny & Suzanne Sheaman, Hendersonville, NC. 

In HONOR of MARRIAGE: Dec. 22, 1984 

Tyndall, Mr. & Mrs. John — Ms. Ann D Devlin, Asheville, 
NC. 

IN HONOR AT CHRISTMAS: 

Bolton, Mr. & Mrs. Douglas, Lenoir, NC — Mr. & Mrs. W.C. 

Breazeale, Asheville, NC. 
Colwell. Mr. & Mrs. Robert F.. Brevard. NC — Mr. Robert L. 

Oates & Family, Brevard, NC. 
McDonald, Mrs. Alice, Hendersonville, NC — Women's Bible 

Class of First Presbyterian Church, Hendersonville, NC. 

IN PLACE OF A CHRISTMAS GIFT. 

The Ladson Hart Family, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Jerry 

Hart Jerome, Brevard, NC. 
Jerome, Mr. & Mrs. Jerry, H., Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Ladson Hart, Brevard, NC. 
Keesler, Mr. & Mrs. Larry, Mt. Airy, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Ladson Hart, Brevard, NC. 




Brett Smathers, one of the fine young men at 
the Home, especially enjoys reading. 

Presbyterian Home 
Birthdays 

Johnny Goode - February 1, 1974 
April Roberts - February 14, 1971 




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February 1985 



First Presbyterian 

Church In Waynesville 

Calls Church Of 

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C. Duane Armistead 



The First Presbyterian Church of Waynesville recently called 
the Reverend C. Duane Armistead, a minister in the Church 
of Scotland, to fill its vacant position as pastor of the Church. 
Duane was born in Florida but grew up in Decatur, Georgia. 
In 1968 he received a B.A. Degree from Presbyterian College 
and two years later he was awarded a M.Litt. Degree from the 
University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland. 

While attending the University of St. Andrews, Duane met 
a young Scottish lass who was later to become his wife — Jill 
Corbett from Dundee, Scotland. Jill has a M.A. Honours 
Degree from the University of St. Andrews and a M.A. Degree 
from Wake Forest University. In 1971, Jill and Duane were 
married. After two and a half years in the States, during which 
time Duane served in the U.S. Army and taught high school, 
they returned to Scotland. 

In 1977, Duane received a B.D Honours Degree from St. 
Mary's College, the University of St. Andrews, and was licensed 
to preach by the Kirkcaldy Presbytery. After one year as assis- 
tant minister of Skene Parish Church, he was called in May, 
1978 to be pastor of Udny and Pitmedden Parish Churches. 
Both churches are part of the Church of Scotland and are 
located near Aberdeen, Scotland. 

The Armisteads have four children: Paul (11), Garreth (7), 
Mark (6), and Lesley (6 mos.). 

The Reverend Armistead was installed as pastor of Waynes- 
ville's First Church on the 3rd of February. The Presbytery 
Executive, the Reverend Charles Moore, presided over the 
installation service and propounded the Constitutional Ques- 
tions to the Minister and Elder Ruby Daniel propounded the 
Constitutional Questions to the Congregation. Dr. David Parks 
preached the sermon, and the Interim Pastor, the Reverend 
Wayne Davis, gave the Charge to the Congregation. Mr. Larry 
Plott, Chairman of the Pastor Nominating Committee, gave 
the Charge to the new pastor. Also participating in the instal- 
lation service were Dr. Samuel Mitchell, who read the Scripture 
Lesson for the morning, and Mr. Charles Sloan, who gave the 
Installation Prayer. A reception followed the installation service 
and was held in the Church's fellowship hall. 



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Digest of the Winter 

Meeting of the Presbytery 

Of Asheville 

D. Edward Renegar, 
Stated Clerk 

The Presbytery of Asheville convened for its annual meeting 
on January 22, 1985 at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Hendersonville. The following is a digest 
of the actions of the meeting. 

1) Engaged in worship led by the Host Pastor, the Reverend 
Robert Henderson. The sermon was preached by the 
Reverend William Serjak, of Sylva, and prayer for the mis- 
sionaries and candidates was given by the Reverend Robert 
Henderson. The Reverend David Parks led in a service of 
recognition of the retirement of the Reverend D. Edward 
Renegar, long-time Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of 
Asheville. 

2) A quorum was declared present. 

3) The Reverend Albert Kissling, of Trinity Church in Hender- 
sonville, was elected moderator. 

4) A history of the First Presbyterian Church of Hendersonville 
was read and ordered printed in the Minutes. The history 
was read by Ms. Louise Bailey, historian. 

5) Appointed the following Standing Committees, Bills and 
Overtures: 

Bills and Overtures — The Reverend Robert Gruber, 

Ms. May Congdon and Harold Redmond. 
Judicial Business — The Reverend Andrew Schramm, 

Gen. Richard Jewett, Mr. Fred Davis and Mrs. Janet 

Trostel. 
Resolutions and Thanks — The Reverend Kenneth Hicks, 

Mr. Fred Davidson, and Mr. Roy Jones. 

6) The motion was made and passed that Council consider 
changing the name of Asheville Presbytery and report back 
to the next meeting of Presbytery. 

7) Heard report of Council and adopted the following: 

a) Thanks to all pastors and congregations for their gener- 
ous support of the 1984 budget. 

b) Thanks to all agencies and committees for their in-depth 
studies of their needs. 

c) Approved a change in Call to the Reverend Charles S. 
Moore from a total package of $37,100 to a total package 
of $38,955. 

d) Adopted a spending budget of $347,013.92. 

e) Pledged $10,190 from restricted funds of the Mission 
Committee to New Hope Church for their new building 
program. 

Approved request that the Committee on Ministry re- 
quire a typewritten statement of all persons requesting 
admission to Asheville Presbytery to include a brief 
biographical sketch, a brief statement of Christian 
experience and a brief statement of belief. 

g) Changed the time of the Fall Meeting of Asheville Pres- 
bytery from October 8 to October 22 in order to coor- 
dinate with the Mission Committee's desire to plan a 
conference on evangelistic preaching, October 20-21, 
1985. 

8) Heard the report of the Committee on Ministry: 

a) Approved doctoral studies at the University of Edin- 
burgh for the Reverend John-Nelson Pope and endorsed 
him for Chaplaincy in the U.S. Naval Reserve. 

b) Presbytery acknowledged the resignation of the Reverend 
Samuel Hope as Executive Director of the Mountain 
Retreat Association on December 31, 1984 and assured 
him of the prayers and concern of Presbytery. 

c) Placed the Reverend Joseph Foreman in the category of 
Inactive Member, G-l 1.0406. 

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February 1985 



Digest of the Winter Meeting 

Continued from page 1 

d) Received the Reverend James R. Crook 
from Charleston Presbytery with status 
of Honorably Retired. Received the 
Reverend C. Emerson Smith from the 
Presbytery of Shenandoah with status of 
Honorably Retired. Received the 
Reverend William G. Neville from the 
Presbytery of Atlanta to be engaged in 
a counseling ministry. Received the 
Revered C. Duane Armistead of the 
Church of Scotland to become pastor of 
the First Church of Waynesville, N.C. 
Received the Reverend John Ellington 
from the Presbytery of Atlanta to be 
engaged in Bible translation under the 
United and American Bible Societies. 

e) Approved the following Commission to 
install the Reverend Chester Duane Armi- 
stead as minister of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Waynesville, NC at 4:00 p.m., 
February 3, 1985: 

The Reverend Charles Moore to 
preside and to propound the Constitu- 
tional Questions. 

The Reverend David Parks to Preach 
the Sermon. 

The Reverend Wayne Davis to Charge 
the Congregation. 

Elder Lawrence Plott to Charge the 
Minister. 

Elder Sam Mitchell to Read the 
Scripture. 

Elder Charles Sloan to give the Prayer 
of Installation. 

9) Approved a recommendation from the 
Stated Clerk that, in order to redress the 
imbalance between minister and elder 
representatives, each church double the num- 
ber of elder representatives which they now 
send to Presbytery Meetings. 

10) Heard a progress report by Mr. Rayburn 
Dean concerning the Capital Funds Cam- 
paign for the Presbyterian Home for Chil- 
dren called "The Loving Way". 

1 1) Approved a recommendation that the Com- 
mittee on Ministry look forward to stan- 
dardizing the portion of Calls relating to 
vacation, study leave, minimum salary and 
benefits. 

12) Approved a written report from the Women 
of the Church to be printed in the Minutes. 
Mrs. Stiens, President, was not able to be 
present due to weather conditions. 

13) Heard the Reverend Robert McGirt give the 
Report of the Nominating Committee. The 
Reverend William Serjak and Mrs. John 
Stevens were elected Commissioners to the 
1985 General Assembly and the Reverend 
Albert Kissling and Mr. Harry Rogers were 
elected alternates. Miss Elizabeth Brooks 
was elected Youth Delegate. Adopted a 
procedure to be followed for nomination of 
delegates to Synod. Committee to report to 
the April Meeting of Presbytery. Adopted 
the remainder of the report. 

14) Heard the Report of the Mission Com- 
mittee: 

a) Approved the loan application of the 
New Hope Church to G.A.M.B. for 
funds toward the construction of a 
building. 



February 1985 

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b) Endorsed an application from the Busy 
Needle, Inc. of Hendersonville for a 
grant from the PCUSA Hunger Action 
Fund. 

c) Approved sponsoring an Evangelism 
Conference in conjunction with the 
October Meeting of Presbytery. 

d) Endorsed a statement concerning Pres- 
bytery's missions. 

15) Elected the following to serve on the Nomi- 
nation Committee of Presbytery: 

The Rev. Jerrold Brooks Class of '87 
Dr. Alfred Canon Class of '87 

Mr. Furman Robertson Class of '86 

Ms. Edna Goshorn Class of '85 

Mrs. Naomi Turk was named Chairperson 
The Rev. John Kelley was named Vice 
Chairperson 

16) Adopted a motion instructing the Mission 



Committee to evaluate the description of its 
responsibilities as defined in the Manual and 
that it develop a mission statement based 
upon this evaluation. 

17) Heard Robert Henderson report concerning 
the Congress on Renewal which was held in 
Dallas, Texas in early January. 

18) Heard an oral report from David Nash, 
Chairman of the Christian Education Com- 
mittee, concerning the work of the C.E. 
Committee. Heard Ms. Rebecca Burke, 
Moderator of Presbytery's youth. 

19) Heard the report of the Standing Commit- 
tee on Resolutions and Thanks presented by 
the Reverend Kenneth Hicks, Chairman. 

20) Adjourned to meet Saturday, April 13, 
1985, at 9:30 a.m. at the Bryson City Pres- 
byterian Church. 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



First 
Presbyterian Church 

Waynesville, NC 

The First Presbyterian Church of Waynesville 
celebrated the Sunday morning worship service, 
January 27, 1985, with the Reverend C. Duane 
Armistead conducting his first service as 
minister of the Church. 

Reverend Armistead's family — wife, Jill, 
and their four children, Paul, Garreth, Mark 
and Lesley Jane, arrived in Waynesville on 
February 2. The formal installation service for 
the new minister was conducted at 4:00 p.m. on 
Sunday, February 3, in the Church sanctuary. 
A reception followed for members and friends 
to meet the new family. 

The Armisteads come from Aberdeen, Scot- 
land where they have been pastoring two 
churches for several years. The Reverend 
Armistead was born and raised in the United 
States and his parents presently live in Stone 
Mountain, Georgia. 

The Church has been very fortunate to have 
the Reverend Wayne Davis as Interim Pastor 
for several months. The Church now looks for- 
ward to forging ahead with the Reverend Armi- 
stead leading the congregation into new 
endeavors. 



First Presbyterian 
Church 

Swannanoa, NC 

First Presbyterian Church in Swannanoa will 
again sponsor a Walk Thru The Bible Seminar 
on Saturday, March 9 from 9:00 - 5:00 p.m. This 
will be a Walk Thru the New Testament. This 
unique seminar uses notebooks, visuals, action, 
and games along with an innovative presentation 
by the instructor. The day will fly by as the learn- 
ing is extremely easy. Folks will get a fresh look 
at the life and person of Jesus Christ. 

The Church believes strongly in improving 
Bible knowledge and has underwritten some of 
the cost of the seminar. Prices are: Individual 
Adult, $15; Married Couple, $20; Student, $10; 
Senior Citizen (65 + ), $10; Family, $25. There 
is a $5.00 discount for registering before Thurs- 
day, March 7. Come and have a great day! 



Brevard-Davidson 
River Church 

Brevard, NC 

The Reverend David Smith, Stirling, Scotland, 
has been elected Moderator of the General As- 
sembly of the Church of Scotland and will be 
inducted in May, 1985. The Reverend Smith and 
the Reverend Ormand, now Interim Pastor at 
Highlands, exchanged pastorates for the four 
summer months in 1958. Many of our members 
will remember him and rejoice with him in this 
very high honor. 



Trinity Presbyterian 
Church 

Hendersonville, NC 

Trinity's Junior and Senior Highs are making 
plans for a trip to Washington, D.C. during the 
week after Easter. They will be involved in an 
inner-city mission project as well as seeing the 
sights and other fun events. Part of the cost of 
their trip will be from their earnings and dona- 
tions in a Washington Trip Fund. They'll keep 
you posted as plans develop and the fund grows! 



Franklin Presbyterian 
Church 

Franklin, NC 

The Franklin Church has organized a program 
entitled, "Franklin Reaches Out." The church 
work is being done through committees which 
are quite active these days. The Outreach and 
Assimilation Committee, chaired by Cynthia 
Modlin, has set their sights on reaching young 
families who are unchurched. 

All members are invited to an upcoming series 
of events. Moreover, by use of the local media, 
the people of Franklin will be invited to see the 
James Dobson series of film entitled FOCUS 
ON THE FAMILY. A discussion of the film will 
be made available following each film. The 7:00 
p.m. evening series will continue for seven Thurs- 
days beginning April 11, 1985. 



February 1985 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



jge Three 



Presbyterian Congress 
On Renewal A Moment 
Of High Encouragement 

by Robert Henderson 

Among the 6000-7000 Presbyterians gathered 
in Dallas, Texas, early in January, were a num- 
ber from Asheville Presbytery. The Presbyteri- 
an Congress on Renewal was a celebration 
planned from the grassroots of the denomina- 
tion to encourage and equip the participants in 
the several dimensions of renewal: personal, con- 
gregational, and societal. The idea for such a 
congress was born several years ago out of the 
conservative renewal movements from the form- 
er PCUS and the UPCUSA, but early on includ- 
ed a much more representative leadership. The 
twenty-seven member steering committee includ- 
ed denominational staff, seminary deans, lay 
leaders from across the nation, and representa- 
tives of the denomination's diversity. 

It was an evangelical congress, but "evangeli- 
cal" was given its wholesome, reformed and 
catholic interpretation with the conviction that 
the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in its consti- 
tuency and through its confessions is at heart 
an evangelical denomination. The people who 
came were hungry for a fresh hope, for a new 
sense of pride in the Presbyterian family. These 
have been lean years for the Presbyterian 
Church, what with two major schisms, a decline 
in membership, and a reduction of missionary 
personnel. 

What came forth in Dallas was the largest 
gathering of Presbyterian people over this length 
of time in the history of the church. It was three 
and a half days of worship, of networking, of 
equipping seminars, of homecoming and of es- 
tablishing new friendships, and culminated in a 
new covenant of renewal, to be a part of what 
God wants to do among his faithful Presbyteri- 
an people. 

Perhaps the most marvellous encouragement, 
however, was to see the vigor, the leadership, the 
evangelical face of the Presbyterian family. There 
were over two hundred seminars and workshops, 
and 90% of them were led by Presbyterian 
leadership. There were the interloping Epis- 
copalians such as John Guest and Keith Miller, 
and the expatriate Britisher, Os Guinness, but 
by and large the dynamism of the congress came 
right out of the heart of the Presbyterian family. 
The preachers and Biblical expositors, with the 

continued on page 4 



1984 Financial Report 

1984 was a great year financially for Asheville 
Presbytery! 

These figures speak for themselves, and in 
summary, the Presbytery of Asheville gave 
$347,013.92 in Budgeted Benevolences compared 
to a budget of $322,116. This is to say, that the 
Presbytery gave $24,897.92 or 7.7% over budget. 
All Presbytery causes were funded 100%. Ac- 
cording to the policy of Asheville Presbytery, the 
budget of a few causes were adjusted upward in 
order for these causes to receive all their desig- 
nated benevolences. 

The people of Asheville Presbytery should in- 
deed congratulate each other and themselves in 
living such a tremendous spirit of giving! 
Respectfully submitted, 
Charles S. Moore, Executive Presbyter 




"That All May 
Have Life" 

by Ginnie Stevens, 
Hunger Awareness Enabler 

This theme for One Great Hour of Sharing 
(our denominational Easter offering for the 
physically needy) runs deep throughout Scrip- 
tures. But for me its richest expression is found 
in Isaiah 58. At the beginning of that chapter 
God is rebuking the religious folks, telling them 
that He's not going to answer them no matter 
how well they follow religious ritual. There's no 
fullness of life here. Where then is life to be 
found for the religious, for God's people, for us? 

God explains that when we feed the hungry, 
take in the homeless, free the oppressed, care for 
our own kin, (in other words, offer them life) 
then our light will break forth like the dawn, our 
healing quickly appear, our night will become 
noonday, the Lord will guide and satisfy us, we 
will be like well-watered gardens, and springs 
that never runs dry. The promise sounds wonder- 
ful, doesn't it? But notice carefully that that 
promise of abundant life for us is tied up in 
meeting the needs for life of others, the poor, 
the oppressed, the homeless. . . 

The paradox is always in the Bible. As during 
Lent we reflect on Jesus' becoming poor and 
giving His life that we may have life, let us also 
remember our spiritual health is promised only 
when we reach out to those who live at the edge 
of physical life. That ALL may have life. That 
ALL may have life. 




Women Of The Church 
Asheville Presbytery 

"Love is a gift that cannot be demanded, 
A blessing that comes from the heart 
And those who are sharing it find their 
thoughts turning, 
To Heaven — where love had it's start." 

Georgette Stiens, Pres. 

This is the month that we spend time finding 
a very special card for someone we love. Like 
Christmas, we find that loving and giving are 
our most satisfying experiences. Agape is the 
term for Christian love. God's love is totally 
unselfish. It is love in action giving freely for the 
good of others. A very distinctive character trait 
among Christians is their genuine practical love 
as they care and share. Maude Hudson will add 
to this column by giving us some pertinent facts 
about White Cross. This is just one way that 
WOC show love in action. 

Local presidents met with your Council on 
January 12. We listened to a tape sent to us by 
the WOC/UPW Working Team concerning the 
new design for women's work in the PCUSA. 
A Transitional Committee was appointed. 
(Margaret Marquis, Sylvia Crawford and Helen 
Mahy) Jean Miller will present this new design 
to you at our Annual Meeting in Black Moun- 

continued on page 4 



Asheville Presbytery 

Benevolences 
Financial Statements 

December, 1984 

Budgeted Benevolences 

Year-To-Date 

Year-To-Date Actual 



PRESBYTERY CAUSES: 

General Assembly 
Synod of North Carolina 

Sub-Total 
Presbyterian Home 
Montreat-Anderson College 

Sub-Total 
Presbytery Committees: 

Mission Committee 

Christian Ed. Committee 

Ch. Rel. Voc. Committee 

Presbytery Council 

Sub-Total 
Total of Budgeted Benevolences 
Funds for 1985 Programs 
Total of Budgeted Benevolences 

In addition we gave the following Non-Budgeted Benevolences: 

General Assembly: 

Christian Witness $ 19,308.45 

Easter Offering (One Great Hour) 11,728.16 

Joy Gift 13,080.65 

Hunger Fund 4,835.95 

Other (Includes all SOS numbers) 17,763.90 

Total General Assembly 
Synod of North Carolina 
Presbyterian Home for Children 
Other 
Total of Non-Budgeted Benevolences 

Total of Budgeted and Non-Budgeted Benevolences 



Undesignated 
Benevolences 


Designated 
Benevolences 

— Budget 
Distribution 


Designated 

Benevolences 

— Church 

Specified 


Budgeted 
Benevolences 


Year-To-Date 

1984 

Budget 


Realization 

of Budget 

% 


23,051.77 


$ 10,821.98 
8,416.23 


$ 41,797.16 
1,332.00 


$ 52,619.14 
32,800.00 


$ 42,160 
32,800 


124.8% 

100.0% 


$ 23,051.77 


$ 19,238.21 


$ 43,129.16 


$ 85,419.14 


$ 74,960 


114.0% 


20,371.19 


$ 20,536.26 
7,697.01 


$ 59,856.84 
1,931.80 


$ 80,393.10 
30,000.00 


$ 80,000 
30,000 


100.5% 
100.0% 


$ 20,371.19 


$ 28,233.27 


$ 61,788.64 


$110,393.10 


$110,000 


100.4% 


$ 39,361.30 
2,868.72 

50,471.33 


$ 15,303.04 

1,215.27 

1,041.68 

17,642.66 


$ 4,951.66 

646.01 

6,946.01 

646.01 


$ 59,616.00 

4,730.00 

7,987.69 

68,760.00 


$ 59,616 

4,730 

4,050 

68,760 


100.0% 
100.0% 
197.2% 
100.0% 


$ 92,701.35 


$ 35,202.65 


$ 13,189.69 


$141,093.69 


$137,156 


102.9% 


$136,124.31 


$ 82,674.13 


$118,107.49 


$336,905.93 


$322,116 


104.6% 


$ 10,107.99 


$ 


$ 


$ 10,107.99 


$ 


— % 


$146,232.30 


$ 82,674.13 


$118,107.49 


$347,013.92 


$322,116 


107.7% 



$ 66,717.11 
2,902.77 
2,164.00 
2,158.19 

$ 73,942.07 

$420,955.99 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



February 1985 



ffflemnrial (Sffta 



Antoni, Mr. Peter — H & H Foods, Inc., D/B/A Bill Stanley's 

Barbeque & Blue Grass, Asheville, NC. 
Baughman, Mrs. Kate, Black Mountain, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Lester Dildine, Black Mountain, NC. 
Belcher, Dr. CC, Asheville, NC — Mrs. C.B. Martin, Mr. & 

Mrs. J.D. Robinson, Asheville, NC. 
Bell, Ms. Delia — Mr. & Mrs. Caskell Rhodes, Horse Shoe, 

NC. 
Bell, Mrs. Elizabeth, Cookeville, TN — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph E. 

Baumgardner, Sylva, NC. 
Blackmun, Mrs. Ora, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Edward A. 

Gibson, Ms. Florence I. Ryan, Ms. Mildred B. White, Mrs. 

Hilliard F. Kirby, Asheville, NC. 
Bowers, Mr. Paul E., Candler, NC — The Luther Parris 

Family, Candler, NC. Pairs & Spares Sunday School Class 

of Oak Forest Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC, Ms. 

Kathryn M. Durden, Toccoa, GA. Women of Edgemont 

Presbyterian Church, Rocky Mount, NC. 
Burns, Mrs. Georgia C, Albert Lee, MN — Mr. & Mrs. John 

Findlay, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, Hendersonville, NC. 
Cain, Mr. James D., Newark, CA — Mr. & Mrs. Everett 

Scroggs, Canton, NC. 
Carr, Mrs. Minnie Ruth, Waynesville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Don 

C. Scroggs, Circle #1 of Canton Presbyterian Church, Mr. 

& Mrs. Howard Smathers, Mr. & Mrs. Everett Scroggs, Mr. 

& Mrs. Emery Mathis, Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. Foster, Canton, 

NC. Ms. Ann D. Hardin, Waynesville, NC. 
The Parents of Ms. Rosalie J. Chan — Ms. Rosalie J. Chan, 

Burlingame, CA. 
Clevenger, Mrs. Ada, Weaverville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Gary 

Roberts, Alexander, NC. 
Cochran, Bessie and Fred, Bryson City, NC — Ms. Thelma 

M. Gauding, Weslaco, TX. 
Cole, Mrs. Hilma, Bloomington, IL — Mr. & Mrs. John G. 

Dorward, Flat Rock, NC. 
Coleman, Ms. Ada, Washington, DC — Mrs. Esther M. 

Ferguson, Bryson City, NC. 
Collins, Mrs. H.L., Greeneville, TN — 3-M Sunday School 

Class of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 
Daniel, Mrs. Nat A. — Ms. Mary Ellen Henry, Black 

Mountain, NC. 
Davis, Mr. Charles W., Brevard, NC — The Rev. & Mrs. Ben F. 

Ormand, Brevard, NC. 
Earl, Mr. Ross, Quincy, MI — Mr. & Mrs. John H. Lyday, 

Hendersonville, NC. 
Eberle, Mr. Peter, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Alwyn C. Kuhn, 

Tuscon, AZ. Ms. Lillian Lutzeier, Brooklyn, NY. Circle #4 

of Brevard Davidson River Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 

Duncan C. Hunter, Brevard, NC. 
Eskridge, Mr. & Mrs. Poe W., Sr., Rutherfordton, NC — Mr. 

& Mrs. R.D. Eskridge, Asheville, NC. 
Everhart. Mrs. Russie. Asheville, NC — West Asheville Presby- 
terian Church, Asheville, NC. 
Flynt, Mrs. Mary Kimzey — Ms. Margaret M. Kimzey, 

Brevard, NC. 
The Mother of Mr. Richard Gardner — Mr. & Mrs. John 

Findlay, Hendersonville, NC. 
Hensley, Mr. S. Shelby, Weaverville, NC — C.T. & Jonnie P. 

Palat, Asheville, NC. 
Holden, Mrs. Bertha Bryson, Horse Shoe, NC — Ms. Carolyn 

Kimzey, Horse Shoe, NC. 
Howell, Mr. Dillard J., Waynesville, NC — Judge Charles 

McDarris Family, Waynesville, NC. 
Jarvis, Mrs. Pearl P., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Howard J. 

Runnion, Fletcher, NC. 
Johnson, Ms. Sallie L., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. Leander 

B. Johnson, Hendersonville, NC. 
Jung, Mr. Rudolf, Hanover, West Germany — Mr. & Mrs. 

D.F. Stoneback, Brevard, NC. 
Kimsey, Mr. John, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Duncan C. 

Hunter, Brevard, NC. 
Lackey, Mr. James, Lenoir, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Henry Stewart, 

Atlanta, GA. 
Lambert, Mrs. Marie, N. Miami Beach, FL — Dr. & Mrs. 

Donald W. Monk, Brevard, NC. 
Lindsey, Mr. Willard, Skyland, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. 

McKenzie, Black Mountain, NC. Dr. Richard C. Nailling, 

Asheville, NC. Teachers of Swannanoa Middle School, 

Swannanoa, NC. 
Matthews, Mr. Fred H., Asheville, NC — Mrs. Earl Pitmon 

Asheville, NC. 
McCormac, Miss Willie W., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Waldo Lanning, Mr. & Mrs. Walter McClure, The Fashion 

Shop by Mamie Presley, Asheville, NC. Mr. & Mrs. James 

O. Williams, Arden, NC. 

McDonald, Miss Bessie — Mr. & Mrs. John Yermack, 

Asheville, NC. 
Mclntyre, Mrs. Blanche, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Raoul B. 

Jones, Candler, NC. 
Mills, Mr. Coil W., Fort Myers, FL — Dr. & Mrs. Albert 

Berry, Asheville, NC. 
Morgan, Ms. Mabel C — Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., Asheville, 

NC. Mr. & Mrs. J.L. Hunter, Merritt Island, FL. 
Olofson, Mr. Roy, Black Mountain, NC — Kiwanis Club of 

Black Mountain-Swannanoa, Black Mountain, NC. 
Pack, Mr. Moody, Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. Etta T. 

Graham, Hendersonville, NC. 
Ray, Mr. William S. — Wingate, Lillian & Carrie Hannah, 

Waynesville, NC. 
Reese, Miss Lydia, Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Corbin 

O. Williams, Mrs. Claude Miller, Hendersonville, NC. 
Robertson, Mr. R.H., Mountain Home, NC — Senator & Mrs. 

Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, NC. 
Schroebel, Mrs. Anne, Black Mountain, NC — Women of 

Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 
Schwartz, Mr. George, Pisgah Forest, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Duncan C. Hunter, Brevard, NC. 
Sievers, Ms. Esther, Asheville, NC — Women of West 

Asheville Presbyterian Church, Shumate-Taylor Bible Class 



of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 
Siler, Mr. J.B., Waynesville, NC — Mr. Jack Scroggs, Canton, 

NC. Judge Charles McDarris Family, Waynesville, NC. 
Smithson, Mrs. Sara A., Asheville, NC — Mrs. Sara S. Capps, 

Asheville, NC. 
Sorenson, Mr. Seval, Grand Rapids, MI — Mr. & Mrs. Wayne 

Seppanen, Hendersonville, NC. 
Stephenson, Mr. John K., Ackerman, MS — Mr. & Mrs. Bill 

Jackson, Hendersonville, NC. 
Stepp, Mrs. Gladys Maye — Mr. & Mrs. John H. Lyday, 

Hendersonville, NC. 
Suits, Mrs. Florence, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. R.S. 

Patterson, Asheville, NC. 
Sydnor, Ms. Louise S. — Mr. & Mrs. Charles Moore, 

Asheville, NC. 
Tate, Mr. & Mrs. Earl, Canton, NC — Miss Betty Tate, 

Canton, NC. 
Thomas, Mr. James R. "Chat" — Wingate, Lillian & Carrie 

Hannah, Waynesville, NC. 
Thompson, Ms. Elizabeth, Victorville, CA — Mr. & Mrs. 

Marvin Cushing, Burlingame, CA. 
Tinsley, Mr. J.H., Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. D.F. Stoneback, 

Brevard, NC. 
Tucker, Ms. Mary, East Point, GA — Mr. & Mrs. Phil 

Brintnall, Bryson City, NC. 
Vaught, Mr. Paul J., Sr., Hayesville, NC — Mrs. Viola W. 

Gray, Hayesville, NC. 
Walker, Mrs. Louise — Mr. & Mrs. Duncan C. Hunter, 

Brevard, NC. 
Westwood, Mr. Frank Ken, Brevard, NC — Modern Beauty 

Salon, Mr. & Mrs. D.F. Stoneback, Brevard, NC. Mr. & Mrs. 

James E. Brown, Winston-Salem, NC. 
Wilkins, Mr. W.F., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. J.D. 

Robinson, Asheville, NC. 
IN HONOR: 

Mr. Paul Teal — Mr. & Mrs. H.H. Shigley, Asheville, NC. 
HOLIDAY MEMORIAL: 
Stanley P. Capps, Asheville, NC — Mrs. Sara S. Capps, 

Asheville, NC. 
Smithson, Mr. N.D., Asheville, NC — Mrs. Sara S. Capps, 

Asheville, NC. 
Smithson, Mr. N.D., Jr., Asheville, NC — Mrs. Sara S. Capps, 

Asheville, NC. 
Smithson, Mrs. N.D., Asheville, NC — Mrs. Sara S. Capps, 

Asheville, NC. 
HONORING the late Mr. & Mrs. A.O. Kitchen on their 

Wedding Date, Feb. 6, 1906 — The Charles L. Russell 

Family, Brevard, NC. 

Women of the Church 

continued from page 3 

tain on April 20. It is important that each church 
is represented! Your Council also approved a list 
of applicants for the Joys of Leadership II Con- 
ference. You will be contacted by your District 
Chairman. 

"Without love there is no Christian 
With love the Christian has need for 
little else!' 
May we radiate God's love to those near and 
far away that they may be drawn into the circle 
of compassion and concern. 



The churches of the Synod of N.C. have been 
assigned the same mission hospitals for White 
Cross work as last year — Kwangju and Mutoto, 
with the Christian Maternity Hospital and 
Luebo added, where time and resources permit. 
Approximately one third of Asheville Presby- 
tery's W.O.C. groups have mailed in a total of 
over $700 todate to the White Cross Central Buy- 
ing Fund which will go to buy supplies that are 
either cheaper through wholesale or must be 
purchased commercially. We are hoping to ex- 
ceed our gifts for Central Buying over last year 
which totaled $1,400. Our women are en- 
couraged to meet monthly, if possible, to make 
necessary garments, roll bandages, and make 
other items, since we believe that active partici- 
pation in these activities will increase our inter- 
ests in and concern for our total missionary 
program. 

Maude Hudson, White Cross Chrm. 

Asheville Presbyterial 

Presbyterian Congress 

continued from page 3 

exception of Dr. James Forbes (United Holiness 
Church in God) were all Presbyterian, from 
Bruce Larson to Leighton Ford. The Biblical and 
theological content of messages and liturgy was 
awesome. 

The congress was held in the vast Dallas con- 
vention center, which in itself would cover about 
six or eight city blocks. The assemblies were held 
in the arena which seats 9600. It was dominat- 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1985 

March 5, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 
for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

March 12, 1985 — Candidates Committee 
meets at First Church Asheville at 1 p.m. 

March 14, 1985 — Committee on Ministry, 
Asheville First Church, 5 p.m. 

March 17-20, 1985 — Joys in Leadership, 
WOC, Reidsville, NC 

March 18, 1985 — Mission Committee meets, 
First Presbyterian Church, Asheville; 4 p.m. 

March 19, 1985 — C.E. Committee meets, 
Murphy Presbyterian Church, 12 o'clock 
Noon. 

March 21-23, 1985 — Face To Face, Roanoke, 
VA. 

March 28, 1985 — Presbytery Council meets, 
Asheville First Church, 3 p.m. 

April 3, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 
for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

April 13, 1985 — WOC Council Meeting, 
(Westminster Church, 10:00 a.m.) 

April 13, 1985 — Asheville Presbytery meets, 
Bryson City Presbyterian Church, Bryson 
City, NC; Registration 9:00 a.m. 

April 19-21, 1985 — Senior High's Spring 
Rally, Windy Gap (More information forth- 
coming). 

April 20, 1985 — WOC Annual Meeting, 
Black Mountain, NC. 

May 6-10, 1985 — Local Church History Semi- 
nar, Historical Foundation, Montreat, NC 

May 30-June 1, 1985 — Synod of NC, Lynch- 
burg College, Lynchburg, VA. 

June 4, 1985 — Candidates Committee meets 
at First Church, Asheville at 1 p.m. 

June 4-12, 1985 — GENERAL ASSEMBLY 
meets at Indianapolis, Ind. 

June 9-12, 1985 — NCPWC, Session I, Mon- 
treat, NC 

June 12-15, 1985 — NCPWC, Session II, Mon- 
treat, NC 

June 18, 1985 — CE Committee meets at 
Etowah Presbyterian Church at 12 o'clock 
Noon. 

June 18, 1985 — Mission Committee meets at 
First Church, Asheville at 4 p.m. 

June 20, 1985 — Committee on Ministry meets 
at First Church, Asheville at 5 p.m. 

June 27, 1985 — Presbytery Council meets at 
First Church, Asheville at 3 p.m. 

July 13, 1985 — Asheville Presbytery meets 
(Place to be announced). 

October 22, 1985 — Asheville Presbytery meets 
(Place to be announced). 



ed by a very dramatic pulpit and communion 
table on a raised pyramid and overshadowed by 
a huge Celtic cross. Each participant had nine 
workshop-seminar time slots but were en- 
couraged to sign up for at least three, one in each 
of the dimensions of renewal. On the last night 
by hand count, nearly every participant had 
taken full advantage of the event and gone to 
all nine opportunities. 

From our presbytery, Dr. John Stevens led a 
seminar on the Christian and Nuclear Arms, 
Betty Henderson led a seminar on praying for 
your pastor in renewal with Robert Diebel of 
Evanston, Illinois, and Bob Henderson led a 
seminar on praying renewal into reality in the 
local church. 

The encouragement and positive response 
have raised the question about another such con- 
gress in a few years. It could happen. It was a 
catalytic event in a new denomination. It 
brought new joy and hope into the Presbyterian 
family. 




Our Mountain Work 

PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 



Vol. LXXXV No. 38 



Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 






USPS 4148-80 



March 1985 




A Faithful Servant 

Paul Fredrick Warren 

Feb. 19, 1985 

Paul Fredrick Warren was born in Al- ,<$■ 

lendale, South Carolina, to the late Tho- 
mas Baker and Annie Mclntyre Warren. 
He graduated from Davidson College and 
Union Theological Seminary in Rich- 
mond, Virginia, and received an honorary 
doctor's degree from King College in 
Bristol, Tennessee. 

Paul was the first pastor of Arden 
Presbyterian Church, Arden, N.C., before 
becoming pastor of Kingston Presbyteri- > H i f 

an Church, Conway, S.C. From there he moved to Grace Covenant 
Church to become the organizing pastor. His next pastorate was at 
Albemarle Church in Charlotte, N.C. 

Paul's skill and keen interest in stewardship led him into steward- 
ship work throughout the General Assembly. After spending six years 
in this work he became pastor of Batesburg-Leesville Presbyterian 
Church, Batesburg, S.C. The last part of his active ministry was on 
the staff of the Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S.C. A 
few months ago he transfered his membership back to Asheville Pres- 
bytery. 

Paul's ministry did not stop with his retirement. He was an active 
member of the Rotary Club and the Black Mountain-Swannanoa 
Minister's Fellowship. He served as chairman, along with his wife, 
Anne, on the committee which organized this church's "Wednesday 
Night Live Fellowship!' 

Surviving are the wife, Anne O'Kelly Warren of Montreat; a son, 
James P. Warren of Jacksonville, Florida; a daughter, Katherine W. 
Pace of Opelika, Alabama; a brother, the Rev. Alexander M. Warren 
of Summerville, S.C; and five grandchildren. 

Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m., Feb. 21, in the Swallow 
Savannah Cemetery, Allendale, and a Memorial Service was held at 
the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church on Sunday, February 24. 

Memorials may be made to Paul Warren Fellowship Fund in care 
of the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church or the Ernest Trice Thomp- 
son Chair of History, Union Seminary, 3401 Brook Road, Richmond, 
VA 23227. 



Notice 

After the Spring Meeting on April 13, 1985, at the Bryson City 
Presbyterian Church, the Presbytery does not have hosts for Pres- 
bytery Meetings for the rest of 1985. Presbytery is scheduled to meet 
on Saturday, July 13, and Tuesday, October 22, 1985. Will the Ses- 
sions please consider inviting Presbytery to attend! 

Charles S. Moore, 
Executive Presbyter 



1985 Membership Of The 

Committees For Asheville 

Presbytery 

Presbyterian Home Board of Trustees 



Mr. E.A. Andrews 
P.O. Box 128 

Montreat, NC 28757 

Dr. Hubert L. Clapp 
P.O. Box 365 
Swannanoa, NC 28778 

Mrs. Neena Haskins 
308 Woodland Trail 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 

Mrs. Marjorie Hickman 
30 Cedar Cliff Rd. 
Asheville, NC 28803 

Mr. Gus Kooles 
P.O. Box 817 
Enka, NC 28728 

Mr. J.R. Lewis 
17 Maywood Road 
Asheville, NC 28804 

The Rev. Tyler Martin 
45 Church Street 
Franklin, NC 28734 

The Rev. Robert McGirt 
40 Church Street 
Asheville, NC 28801 

Mrs. Gay Mitchell 

P.O. Box 760 

Bryson City, NC 28713 

The Rev. George Moore 
P.O. Box 727 
Marshall, NC 28753 

The Rev. David L. Parks 

President 

P.O. Box 96 

Montreat, NC 28757 

Mr. Theodore E. Patton 
17 Beaverbrook Road 
Asheville, NC 28804 



Mr. Yorke Pharr 
Falling Creek Camp 
P.O. Box 98 

Tuxedo, NC 28784 

Mrs. Eleanor Rawls 
Vice President 
132 Cambridge Road 
Asheville, NC 28804 

The Rev. Richard Rustay 
22 E. Shore Dr. 
Asheville, NC 28805 

The Rev. Andrew Schramm 
690 Haywood Rd. 
Asheville, NC 28806 

The Rev. William Serjak 
6 N. Central Street 
Sylva, NC 28779 

Mrs. Elizabeth Smith 
Rt. 7, Box 864 
Fairview, NC 28730 

The Rev. John David Stewart 
123 Kenilworth Road 
Asheville, NC 28803 

Mr. Bill Swift, Jr. 
P.O. Box 633 

Waynesville, NC 28786 

The Rev. James W. Taylor, Jr. 
P.O. Box 216 
Swannanoa, NC 28778 

Mr. J. Paul Teal, Jr. 
P.O. Box 114 

Asheville, NC 28812 

Mrs. Jo Waggoner 
P.O. Box 188 
Tuxedo, NC 28784 

Mr. Paul Wesley 
P.O. Box 1421 
Brevard, NC 28712 



Committee on Representation 



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Mrs. Frela Beck 

Chairman 

Star Route, Box 24 

Cherokee, NC 28719 

The Rev. Thomas Byers 
6 Woodcrest Rd. 
Asheville, NC 28804 

Mr. Arthur Edington 
Vice Chairman 
180-C Rock Hill Rd. 

Asheville, NC 28803 



Miss Elizabeth Morton 
Rt. 66, Box 53M 
Cullowhee, NC 28723 

Mrs. Grace Munro 
100 Thomas St. 
Brevard, NC 28712 

Mr. Wally Stoneman 
307 Woodland Tre. 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 



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Trustees Of Asheville Presbytery 

Mr. Stephen Barden III Mr. Mark Murray 

19 Old Chunns Cove Rd. 
Asheville, NC 28801 



114 Old Toll Road 
Asheville, NC 28804 



Mr. Robert J. Robinson 
29 N. Market Building 
Asheville, NC 28801 



Continued on page 2 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



March 1985 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



Christian Education Committee 



Grace Covenant 
Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, NC 

Session Committee Officers for 1985 that will 
lead the congregation and Session at Grace 
Covenant Church are: 

Mr. Jay Lee, Chairman, Finance Committee 
Mrs. Jean Kessler, Chairman, Outreach 

Committee 
Gen. Richard Jewett, Chairman, Personnel 

Committee 
Mr. Steve Harrower, Chairman, Property 

Committee 
Mrs. Barbara McLean, Chairman, 

Strengthening of the Church Committee 
Mrs. Bettie Jean Pritchard, Chairman, 

The Worship Committee 

Bryson City 
Presbyterian Church 

Bryson City, NC 

On February 1-3, Alice and Jim Ashley and 
Ken and Tina Hicks attended the twenty-first an- 
nual Gatlinburg Missions Conference in Gatlin- 
burg, TN. The conference was held in the new 
Park Vista Hotel overlooking Gatlinburg. There 
were over 600 teenagers and adults attending 
along with several missionaries from places like 
Bangladesh, Zaire and Korea. Every day the 
speakers had wonderful messages and the mus- 
ic was also very good. The conference staff had 
scheduled a band called "Ransom" to come and 
share their music with the group. "Ransom" is 
a Christian rock group which means that they 
put Christian lyrics with rock music. It was a 
very spiritual and fun weekend. 



Continued from page 1 

Committee On Candidates 



Mrs. Maie Minnick 
126 Oakland Drive 
Black Mountain, NC 28711 

The Rev. Paul Smith 

Chairman 

Seventh Avenue & Grove St. 

Hendersonville, NC 28739 

Mr. John Sutton 

Rt. 1, Box 599 

Black Mountain, NC 28711 



The Rev. John Abernethy 
P.O. Box 13 
Montreat, NC 28757 

Mr. Rayburn Dean 
33 Brairwood Road 
Asheville, NC 28804 

The Rev. Ellen Dozier 
Vice Chairman 
P.O. Box 846 

Skyland, NC 28776 



Nominating Committee 



The Rev. Jerrold Brooks 
P.O. Box 847 
Montreat, NC 28757 

Dr. Alfred O. Canon 

Box 81 

Montreat, NC 28757 

Mrs. Edna Goshorn 
Rt. 1, Box 223-B 
Whittier, NC 28789 



The Rev. John Kelley, V. Chrm. 
Biltmore Manor 
P.O. Box 15073 
Asheville, NC 28804 

Mr. Furman Robertson 
210 Morning Dr. 
Waynesville, NC 28786 

Mrs. Naomi Turk 

Chairman 

2 Beaverbrook Road 

Asheville, NC 28804 



March 1985 

Published monthly at Asheville, N.C. by the Presbytery of Asheville 

40 Church Street Asheville, N.C. 28801 

Rev. Charles S. Moore, Editor & Executive Presbyter 

Jayne Patton, Assistant to the Editor 

Enoch S. Blakely, Sr., Accountant 

Telephone 704-258-8143 
Subscription Price $1.00 Per Annum 

OUR MOUNTAIN WORK (USPS 4148-8000) is published monthly 
by the Presbytery of Asheville, 40 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801 . 
Second class postage paid at Asheville, NC. POSTMASTER: Send 
address changes to OUR MOUNTAIN WORK, 40 Church St., 
Asheville, NC 28801. 



Franklin Presbyterian 
Church 

Franklin, NC 

The Franklin Church was well represented at 
the Missions Conference in Gatlinburg with 
Suzanne Arnold, Molly Boozer, Boyd Martin 
and Tye Martin attending along with Chaper- 
one, Lea Martin. 

This conference is sponsored by Presbyteries 
from Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. 
Our own Reverend Martin has been appointed 
secretary to the Steering Committee. The con- 
ference presents the work of missionaries for 
educational purposes and to summon young 
persons to consider world-missions as a voca- 
tion for life. 

During this Conference, nearly $6,000 was 
contributed to the building of a sanctuary in 
Kinshasa, Zaire. 

Westminster 
Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, NC 

Officers and committees of the Session and 
Diaconate that will lead the congregation in 1985 
are: 

Clerk of Session - Jim Patton 
Strengthening of The Church Committee - 

Sam Young, Chair with Gwen Blount 

serving. 
The Worship Committee - David Craig, Chair 

with Dot Crews serving. 
The Witness/Outreach Committee - Bob 

Hodges, Chair with Gladys Baugh serving. 
The Fellowship and Memorials Committee - 

Margaret Young, Chair with Dan Briggs 

serving. 
Chair of the Diaconate - Joel Allen with 

Alma Fisher, Vice Chair 
Finance Committee - Joel Allen, Chair 
Property Committee - Tom Chandler, Chair 
Fellowship and Service Committee - Connie 

Henderson, Chair 
Secretary - Evelyn Patton 



Mission Committee 



Mr. Herbert L. Brewer 
8 Maplewood Parkway 
Asheville, NC 28804 

Mrs. Kathryn Brinkley 
130 Onteora Blvd. 
Asheville, NC 28803 

Mr. William Davis 
268 Royal Pines Drive 
Arden, NC 28704 

Mrs. Lilian Fountain 
P.O. Box 7 
Montreat, NC 28757 

The Rev. Gordon Gartrell 
P.O. Box 646 
Hayesville, NC 28904 

The Rev. Robert Gruber 

P.O. Box 307 

Hot Springs, NC 28743 

The Rev. Kenneth Hicks 

Chairman 

P.O. Box 549 

Bryson City, NC 28713 

Mr. Allen Holt 

Box 5245 

Warren Wilson College 

Swannanoa, NC 28778 



Mrs. Margaret Hunter 
1103 Scheppegrill Dr. 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 

The Rev. Albert Kissling 
900 Blythe Street 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 

The Rev. Lawrence Kline 
880 Sand Hill Road 
Asheville, NC 28806 

The Rev. Dong Kyo (Dan) Lee 
P.O. Box 9005 
Asheville, NC 28815 

Mrs. Warren Loftis 
P.O. Box 236 
Montreat, NC 28757 

Mr. Donald C. McKenzie 
Vice Chairman 
Rt. 1, Lake Eden Rd. 
Black Mountain, NC 28711 

The Rev. Richard Shelor 

P.O. Box 66 

Black Mountain, NC 28711 

Mrs. Ginnie Stevens 
71 Woodbury Rd. 
Asheville, NC 28804 



Mrs. Thelma Baker 

P.O. Box 997 

Black Mountain, NC 28711 

Mrs. Meg Boozer 
Rt. 4, Box 553-A 
Franklin, NC 28734 

Mr. Arthur Brubaker 
208 Kelly Lane 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 

Ms. Rebecca Burke 
P.O. Box 446 
Montreat, NC 28757 

Ms. Martha Hansen 
750 Warren Wilson Rd. 
Swannanoa, NC 28778 

The Rev. Robert Henderson 
Seventh Avenue & Grove St. 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 

Ms. Anne Hilborn 
Rt. 2, Box 344 
Asheville, NC 28805 

Mr. Headlee Howard 
P.O. Box 9 
Alexander, NC 28701 

Mrs. Evelyn McMullen 
900 Blythe Street 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 

Mr. Horace Red Nolen 
107 Bidwell St. 
Franklin, NC 28734 

The Rev. Fred Ohler 
Box 5245 

Warren Wilson College 
Swannanoa, NC 28778 



The Rev. Calvin Rice 
P.O. Box Q 
Andrews, NC 28901 

Mr. Charles Sloan 
108 Tuscola Drive 
Waynesville, NC 28786 

Dr. John Stevens 
71 Woodbury Road 
Asheville, NC 28804 

The Rev. John David Stewart 
123 Kenilworth Rd. 
Asheville, NC 28803 

Mrs. Georgette Stiens 
P.O. Box 931 
Highlands, NC 28741 

The Rev. John Stone 
P.O. Box 146 
Etowah, NC 28729 

The Rev. James W. Taylor 
Vice Chairman 
P.O. Box 216 
Swannanoa, NC 28778 

The Rev. Robert Teed 
15 Overbrook Place 
Asheville, NC 28805 

Mrs. Lynn Thomas 
Chairman 
P.O. Box 8216 
Asheville, NC 28814 

The Rev. Alan Wildsmith 
P.O. Box 667 

Murphy, NC 28906 



Presbytery Council 



The Rev. Jerrold Brooks 
P.O. Box 847 
Montreat, NC 28757 

Mr. P.K. Ferree 
P.O. Box 308 

Cherokee, NC 28719 

Mrs. Neena Haskins 
308 Woodland Trail 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 

The Rev. Kenneth Hicks 

P.O. Box 549 

Bryson City, NC 28713 

The Rev. Samuel Hope 
P.O. Box 325 
Montreat, NC 28757 

Moderator Albert D. Kissling 
800 Blythe St. 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 

The Rev. Malcolm Maccubbin 
Warren Wilson College 
701 Warren Wilson Rd. 
Swannanoa, NC 28778 

The Rev. Tyler Martin 
45 Church Street 
Franklin, NC 28734 

Mr. Jesse Mitchell 
187 Beverly Road 
Asheville, NC 28805 

Ms. Helen Parks 
110 Wyoming Rd. 
Asheville, NC 28803 



Mr. Frank Quinlan 
Vice Chairman 
219 White Pine Drive 
Asheville, NC 28805 

The Rev. D Edward Renegar 
304 Dixon Dr. 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 

The Rev. Andrew Schramm 
690 Haywood Road 
Asheville, NC 28806 

The Rev. William Serjak 
6 North Central Street 
Sylva, NC 28779 

Mr. Willard Sessler 
Chairman 

15 Robinhood Road 
Asheville, NC 28804 

The Rev. Paul Smith 
Seventh Avenue & Grove St. 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 

Mrs. Lynn Thomas 
P.O. Box 8216 
Asheville, NC 28814 

Mr. David W. Thome 
211 Maple Street 
Brevard, NC 28712 

Dr. Harry R. White 

16 Jones Street 
Sylva, NC 28779 

The Rev. Billy Frank Woods 
Rt. 2, Box 63 A 
Canton, NC 28716 



Permanent Judicial Commission 



Mr. Thomas Arnold 
406 Vanderbilt Road 
Asheville, NC 28803 

Mrs. Marion Beegle 
P.O. Box 518 
Cullowhee, NC 28723 

Mr. Donald Hart 

Vice Chairman 

65 Diana Dr. 

Black Mountain, NC 28711 

The Rev. Robert Henderson 

Chairman 

Seventh Avenue & Grove St. 

Hendersonville, NC 28739 



The Rev. John Newton 
P.O. Box 145 
Montreat, NC 28757 

The Rev. William Serjak 
6 N. Central Street 
Sylva, NC 28779 

Mr. OE. Starnes 
18 Church Street 
Asheville, NC 28801 

The Rev. Robert Teed 
15 Overbrook Place 
Asheville, NC 28805 



Continued on page 3 



March 1985 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



Warren Wilson College 

Holds Reception For 

Area Presbyterian 

Students 

The choice of a college is a major decision 
for the young people of our churches. Warren 
Wilson College is offering youth groups, 
prospective students and their families from 
Presbyterian churches of our area an opportu- 
nity to visit the Swannanoa campus and explore 
the distinct values of higher education at a col- 
lege related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). 
A reception will be held at Warren Wilson Col- 
lege on Sunday, April 28th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. 
The program will begin at the Warren Wilson 
Presbyterian Church and College Chapel at 2:00 
p.m. 

Committee On Ministry 



Mrs. Marion Beegle 
Vice Chairman 
P.O. Box 518 
Cullowhee, NC 28723 

The Rev. Lindy Cannon 
P.O. Box 566 
Montreat, NC 28757 

The Rev. Robert Earnest 
Rt. 1, Box 105 
Montreat NC 28757 

Mr. Joseph Gilreath 
2632 Haywood Rd. 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 

Mr. John Hickman 
30 Cedar Cliff Rd. 
Asheville, NC 28803 

Mr. Louis Huber 

145 Whisperwood Lane 

Hendersonville, NC 28739 

The Rev. John Kelley 
Biltmore Manor 
P.O. Box 15073 
Asheville, NC 28813 

The Rev. Ira Kennerly 
P.O. Box 1075 
Brevard, NC 28712 



Ms. Janet Kent 
375 Ox Creek Rd. 
Weaverville, NC 28787 

The Rev. David Nash 

Box 784 

Canton, NC 28716 

The Rev. David Parks 
P.O. Box 96 

Montreat, NC 28757 

Mr. Harry Rogers 
909 Halstead Blvd. 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 

Mr. John Schultheis 
463 Lytle Cove Road 
Swannanoa, NC 28778 

The Rev. William Serjak 

Chairman 

6 North Central Street 

Sylva, NC 28779 

Mr. Donald Stiens 
P.O. Box 931 
Highlands, NC 28741 

The Rev. Calvin Thielman 
P.O. Box 278 

Montreat, NC 28757 



A very special "thank you" to those listed be- 
low who rotated off in 12/84 and who have 
served faithfully during previous years on the 
various Committees of Asheville Presbytery: 

Mission Committee 



Miss Linda Butson 
Mr. George J. Moore 



Mr. George B. Robertson 
Dr. A. Allen Gardner 



Christian Education Committee 



The Rev. James Hornsby 
The Rev. Kurt Gebhard 
The Rev. John-Nelson Pope 
The Rev. David Nash 
Mr. Roy Williams 

Trustees of Asheville Presbytery 

Mrs. Grace Munro 

The Presbyterian Home Board 

The Rev. Edwin Graham 
Mr. Edward Roberts 
The Rev. Kenneth Hicks 

Moderators 

The Reverend William Serjak 
Dr. John Beegle 

Committee on Ministry 

The Rev. D. Edward Renegar 

Committee on Candidates 

Mr. Kurt Muerdter 

Presbytery Council 

The Rev. Michael Wingard 
The Rev. John Newton 
The Rev. James Skelton 

Nominating Committee 

The Rev. Robert McGirt 
Mr. Charles Fletcher 
Mr. Clyde Stubbs 



Mr. V. Brown Wright 
Ms. Holly Hillsman 
Mrs. S.R. Baker 
Ms. Dawn Nebrig 



The Rev. David Nash 
Mr. Jack Scroggs 



The Rev. Stuart Wilson 
Dr. Ruth See 




Ethical Investment 
Seminars 

by Ginnie Stevens 

On May 3, 12:30-4:00 p.m., at Central Unit- 
ed Methodist Church, Asheville, an investment 
seminar is planned for church and other institu- 
tional officers, as well as financial planners, 
stock brokers, and bankers. On Saturday, May 
4, a program for the individual investor will be 
held at All Soul's Parish, Asheville, 9:30-4:00. 
The $5.00 cost for each day includes lunch and 
materials. 

Vernon Broyles, Director of the Presbyterian 
Church USA Office on Corporate Responsibil- 
ity in Atlanta, will discuss the relationship be- 
tween our faith and finance. Among others, Ami 
Domini, an investment counselor and author of 
Ethical Investing will also speak on both days. 
Call Ginnie Stevens (258-8220, 253-0159) for a 
brochure or more details. Registrations may be 
sent to Episcopal Diocese of WNC, POB 368, 
Black Mountain, NC 28711. 

Refugee Resettlement 

by Lilian Fountain, Refugee Enabler 

They are alive and well in Kampuchea (Cam- 
bodia)! Eap Ty, a lovely well-educated Cambo- 
dian lady I know, had thought that her sister and 
husband were killed during the Pol Pot take-over 
of Kampuchea. As they all tried to escape to the 
woods, the sister and husband got separated 
from the others and had not been heard from 
since, thus were presumed dead. Their two little 
boys, age three and five, were brought by rela- 
tives to North Carolina for resettlement. Now 
at age nine and eleven, they have just learned 
that their parents have survived! The movie "The 
Killing Fields" tells something of the horrors of 
the conflict in Cambodia. If you have not seen 
it, you should. 

There are refugees still to be resettled, and 
your help is urgently needed. A church or a 
group within a church can sponsor. You will find 
that sponsorship often brings new life into your 
church, as well as new life to some of God's 
suffering children. 

April 13-15 will be an exciting time for refu- 
gee resettlement in our Synod. Margaret Mont- 
gomery, Staff Associate for World Service, 
Atlanta Office, will present the refugee cause to 
Asheville Presbytery in Bryson City on Satur- 
day, will speak in one of the churches on Sun- 
day, and will lead a workshop for all presbytery 
sponsorship developers in the Synod on Mon- 
day. This will help to rekindle awareness of the 
urgent need for sponsors. Don't suffer from 
"compassion fatigue!' Call 669-5803 for more in- 
formation. 



China 



A tour to China is being sponsored by 
Montreat-Anderson College. Tour escorts will be 
President and M/s. Silas M. Vaughn. Cost will 
be $3,719 (all inclusive)* from Los Angeles, via 
Japan Airlines. *Price includes travel, hotels, 
meals, guides, tips, and all expenses except a few 
meals in Hong Kong. For a brochure, write to: 
President Silas M. Vaughn, P.O. Box 1034, Mon- 
treat, NC 28757 or call Cathy Vaughn, 669-6316. 




Women Of The Church 
Asheville Presbytery 



Spring is just around the corner! New life 
brings new hope. May the glory of Easter lift 
you to new heights of joy and faith. 

Something else is new! The United Presbyteri- 
an Women and the Women of the Church 
(UPW/WOC) Working Team met at Louisville 
Theological Seminary October 17-20, 1984 to 
continue preparation of a design for a new or- 
ganization of women in the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.). This design will be presented and dis- 
cussed in each presbyterial in the spring of 1985. 
An initial presentation of the preliminary design 
was made to the National Executive Commit- 
tee (NEC/UPW) and the Women of the Church 
Committee (WOC) in joint meeting at Purdue 
University in September. As a result of the many 
comments and suggestions at that time, the 
Working Team made changes and developed 
some sections that were incomplete. Your 
response at our Annual Meeting in April will 
be used by the Working Team to make further 
modifications to the design. You will be hear- 
ing more about the design at the Montreat Wom- 
en's Conference (July 8-13). Preparation of a 
final draft by the Working Team is scheduled for 
the fall of 1985. Final action on the design by 
UPW and WOC will occur in the summer of 
1986. The proposed name of the new organiza- 
tion is Community of Presbyterian Women. You 
are encouraged to attend our Annual Meeting 
to hear about the design and to fill out a 
response sheet, 
continued on page 4 

Camp Grier Open 
For Our Youth 

A Church Camping Program. 

A Christian camping experience for Boys and 
Girls from the Asheville Presbytery is now avail- 
able at Camp Grier, operated by the Presbyter- 
ies of Concord and Mecklenburg, located in the 
mountains near Old Fort, N.C. 

The facilities offer an atmosphere conducive 
to spiritual growth and appreciation for the 
beauty of God's Creation. The Rev. Albert D. 
Shaw, known affectionately by young and old 
alike as "BartJ' is the dynamic Camp Director. 
The camp has special periods (June 16 - 
Aug. 9) for; 
Rising Sun Camps — for Third Graders 

(3 day period) 
Cherokee Camps — for 4th, 5th and 6th Graders 

(6 day period) 
Pioneer Camps — for 7th, 8th, and 9th Graders 

(6 day period) 
High Adventure Camps — Senior Hi — 9th thru 

12th Graders (6 day period) 
"Canoeing — Backpacking Trip — Biking Trip" 
A WIDE VARIETY FOR EVERY AGE!!! 



Contact your local church office or person in 
charge of your Youth Program for a Camp 
Folder Today — or Contact the Presbytery 
Office in Asheville, 40 Church St., 3rd Floor, 
Asheville, N.C. 28801 (Tel. No. 1-258-8143). The 
Presbsytery C.E. Committee helps to subsidize 
each person attending. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



March 1985 



Continued from page 3 

Brochures with registration forms for the 
N.C.P.W.C. have been sent to the local presidents. 
If you have never attended this conference you 
have missed a "mountain top" experience. Regis- 
tration for the conference is $15.00. The room 
registration fee is $20.00. Cancellations up to 
thirty days before the conference will receive a 
refund. Ask your president about this wonder- 
ful traditional conference at Montreat. (Session 
I — June 9-12 — Session II — June 12-15.) 

A good scripture verse for the Women of the 
Church, Presbytery of Asheville, is Micah 6:8. 
"He has showed you, O man, what is good; and 
what does the Lord require of you but to do 
justice, and to love kindness, and to walk hum- 
bly with your God?" The Christian woman will 
find motivation for the good life, a measure to 
follow in showing love for her neighbor and also 
the source of power to give acceptable service 
in the work of the W.O.C. for Christ. May our 
Lord bless each of you as you continue in His 
service and know that today and tomorrow are 
as bright as the promise of Easter. 



The Historical 
Foundation 

The Seminar on Local Church History will be 
sponsored by the Historical Foundation of the 
Presbyterian and Reformed Churches in Mon- 
treat, NC, May 6-10, 1985. The Seminar will as- 
sist persons interested in writing and preserving 
their local church history. 

More information can be obtained from the 
Seminar Director, The Historical Foundation, 
P.O. Box 847, Montreat, NC 28757. 



The Loving Way 
Campaign Update 

Progress continues in the Presbyterian Chil- 
dren's Home capital funds campaign. Total gifts 
and pledges now exceed the half million dollar 
mark. Campaign Office telephone is (704) 
686-3343. 



New Kid on The Block 

Anna and Scott Hilborn are the proud par- 
ents of little Miss Catherine Anne Hilborn born 
March 6, 1985 at 1:02 p.m., weighing in at 7 lbs. 
5!4 ozs. Scott is minister of the Riceville Pres- 
byterian Church in Asheville. Congratulations! 



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Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, Rt. 1, Box 244, 
Black Mountain, NC 28711 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient 
information is given in blanks above). Telephone: (704) 686-3666. 



Memorial CSiftB 

Adams, Mr. A. Snow, Jr., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. R.D. 

Eskridge, Asheville, NC. 
Asher, Mr. Hayes, Hyden, KY — Mrs. James S. Barrett, 

Andrews, NC. 
Babb, Mrs. Bernice, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. 

Smart, Brevard, NC 
Berney, Mr. Sol F., Asheville, NC — Mrs. Ruth T. Berney, 

Mrs. Deborah Soloman, Mrs. Gladys Koonts, Asheville, NC. 

Mrs. Jeanne Koontz Clayton, Winston-Salem, NC 
Blackmun, Miss Ora, Asheville, NC — Mrs. Sol F. Berney, 

Mrs. Arline Morrison, Asheville, NC 
Bowers, Mr. Paul E., Candler, NC — The Staff and 4th Grade 

of Pisgah Elementary School, Candler, NC. 
Brittain, Mrs. Pearl Lyday, Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. Ruth 

A. Hodgkin, Goldsboro, NC. Mr. & Mrs. John N. Harri- 
son, Columbia, SC Mrs. Mildred Townsend, Ms. Clara B. 

Bryson, Mrs. Virginia W. Pittillo, Ms. Julia W. Westwood, 

Brevard Business & Professional Women's Club, Mr. & Mrs. 

John L. Rhyne, Mrs. Jack Richards, Mr. & Mrs. J.S. Car- 
penter, Ms. Margaret G. Davis, Brevard, NC. Ms. Ada H. 

Allison, Ms. Margaret M. Gash, Pisgah Forest, NC. 

N.CR.S.P. Transylvania Unit, Rosman, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Y. 

Ray Rhodes, Penrose, NC. Mr. & Mrs. M.P. Arnette, Hen- 
dersonville, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth R. Earl, Memphis, TN. 
Burns, Mother of Mr. George — Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, 

Hendersonville, NC. 
Buller, Mr. W. Lawrence, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

AW. Childs, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Hallowell, Mr. & Mrs. 

Page Roth, Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Berry, Hendersonville, NC. 
Carr, Mrs. Frances — Mrs. Frank Rich, Asheville, NC. 
Carr, Mrs. Minnie Rulh, Clyde, NC — Mrs. Glenn E. 

Robinson, Candler, NC. 
Clapper, Mr. Gerald, White River Junction, Vermont — Mr. 

& Mrs. Arthur Smart, Brevard, NC. 
Clemmons, Mr. William M., Asheville, NC — Mrs. Madge 

Fisher & Children, East Flat Rock, NC. 
Cobb, Mr. Alphonso, Jr., Roanoke, VA — Mrs. Rachel 

Nelson, Asheville, NC. 
Colville, Mrs. Jane R., Bryson City, NC — Mrs. Esther M. 

Ferguson, Bryson City, NC. 
Corn, Mrs. Katie D., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

George Caisse, Hendersonville, NC. 
Davis, Mrs. Lydia G., Black Mountain, NC — Ms. Lib Nix, 

Louise & Betty Jean, Asheville, NC. 
Duncan, Mr. Clarence, Youngstown, NY — Mr. & Mrs. Wayne 

Duncan, Penrose, NC 
Eberle, Mr. Peter, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. 

Smart, Brevard, NC. 
Eskridge, Mr. Poe W., Jr. — Mr. & Mrs. R.D. Eskridge, 

Asheville, NC. 
Eskridge. Mr. Poe W.. Ill — Mr. & Mrs. R.D. Eskridae. 

Asheville, NC. 
Ferguson, Mr. Noble, Waynesville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph 

Prevost, Waynesville, NC. 
Flatow, Mr. Gary G., Ringgold, GA — Mr. & Mrs. John P. 

Dosier, Asheville, NC. 
Gaines, Mrs. Minnie N., Brevard, NC — Mr. V.L. Gains, 

Brevard, NC. 
Grant, Mrs. Bessie — Mr. & Mrs. Robert Felkel, Leicester, NC. 
Greenwood, Mr. George A., Asheville, NC — Mrs. George A. 

Greenwood, Asheville, NC. Mrs. Frances G. Hickson, 

Naranja, FL. 
Gulledge, Mrs. Murriel, Raiford, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. 

Rogers, Hendersonville, NC. 
Harkey, Mr. S. Drane, Charlotte, NC — Women of Kenilworth 

Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. 
Harrell, Ms. Lola B. — Mr. & Mrs. Roy Deitz, Canton, NC. 
Henry, Mr. Frank, Trenton, Michigan — Ms. Mayme B. 

Cannon, Sylva, NC. 
Holmes, Mrs. Florence, Stambaugh, Michigan — Mr. & Mrs. 

Wayne E. Seppanen, Hendersonville, NC. 
Holbrook, Mr. Roy L., Waynesville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Jack 

G. McCracken, Waynesville, NC. 
Jones, Mr. Dexter E., Hendersonville, NC — Senator & Mrs. 

Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, NC. 
Jones, Mrs. Lessie, Hayesville, NC — Ms. Dollie S. Crisp, 

Hayesville, NC. 
Kelly, Ms. Ella Frances, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. R.D. 

Eskridge, Asheville, NC. 
Kern, Mr. Hal T., Springfield, IL — Mr. & Mrs. AW. Childs, 

Hendersonville, NC 
Lampley, Ms. Peggy Trickery, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & 

Mrs. Ray A. Slider, Hendersonville, NC 
Lasseter, Mr. Robert C, Jr., Murfreesboro, TN — Mr. & Mrs. 

E.F. Camenzind, Brevard, NC. 
Long, Mr. Bert Wallace, Franklin, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Richard 

D. Scott, Franklin, NC. 

Mackey, Mr. Robert, Immokalee, FL — Senator & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville, NC. 
Matthews, Mr. William, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Bryan 

E. Sheehan, Weaverville, NC. 

McClure, Mr. Charles, Spartanburg, SC — Women of Sylva 

Presbyterian Church, Sylva, NC. 
Millhouser, Mr. Jack, Daytona Beach, FL — Mr. & Mrs. 

Arthur Smart, Brevard, NC. 
Misenheimer, Mr. Craig Lee, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Arthur M. Smart, Brevard, NC. 
Mumbauer, Mr. Russell, Plant City, FL — Women of Sylva 

Presbyterian Church, Sylva, NC. 
Powell, Mrs. T.J., Waynesville, NC — Mrs. Robert H. Gibson, 

Waynesville, NC. 
Ramsey, Mr. Ralph, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur 

Smart, Brevard, NC. 
Ray, Mr. William S., Waynesville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph 

Prevost, Waynesville, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Bill Prevost, Sr., Litch- 
field Park, Arizona. 
Redmond, Mr. Preston — Mr. & Mrs. Luther E. Parris, 

Candler, NC. 
Reese, Miss Lydia, Hendersonville, NC — Ms. Virginia W. 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1985 

April 3, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 
for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

April 13, 1985 — WOC Council Meeting, 
(Westminster Church, 10:00 a.m.) 

April 13, 1985 — Asheville Presbytery meets, 
Bryson City Presbyterian Church, Bryson 
City, NC; Registration 9:00 a.m. 

April 19, 1985 — Senior High's Spring Rally, 
A Lock-in (More information forthcoming). 

April 20, 1985 — WOC Annual Meeting, 
Black Mountain, NC. 

May 3, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 
for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

May 5, 1985 — Jr. High's Spring Rally, Grace 
Covenant Church (includes morning 
worship). 

May 6-10, 1985 — Local Church History Semi- 
nar, Historical Foundation, Montreat, NC 

May 30 June 1, 1985 — Synod of NC, Lynch- 
burg College, Lynchburg, VA. 

June 3, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 
for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 

June 4, 1985 — Candidates Committee meets 
at First Church, Asheville at 1 p.m. 

June 4-12, 1985 — GENERAL ASSEMBLY 
meets at Indianapolis, Ind. 

June 9-12, 1985 — NCPWC, Session I, Mon- 
treat, NC 

June 12-15, 1985 — NCPWC, Session II, Mon- 
treat, NC 

June 18, 1985 — CE Committee meets at 
Etowah Presbyterian Church at 12 o'clock 
Noon. 

June 18, 1985 — Mission Committee meets at 
First Church, Asheville at 4 p.m. 

June 20, 1985 — Committee on Ministry meets 
at First Church, Asheville at 5 p.m. 

June 27, 1985 — Presbytery Council meets at 
First Church, Asheville at 3 p.m. 

July 3, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 
for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 

July 13, 1985 — Asheville Presbytery meets 
(Place to be announced). 

Sept. 10, 1985 — Candidates Committee meets 
at Asheville First Church; 1 p.m. 

Sept. 17, 1985 — C.E. Committee meets at 
Swannanoa First Church; 12 o'clock Noon. 

Sept. 17, 1985 — Mission Committee meets at 
Asheville First Church; 4 p.m. 

Sept. 24, 1985 — Presbyterian Council meets at 
Asheville First Church; 3 p.m. 

October 22, 1985 — Asheville Presbytery meets 
(Place to be announced). 



Notice 



As of March 1, 1985, all memorial gifts 
should be sent directly to the Presbyterian 
Home for Children, Rt. 1, Box 244, Black 
Mountain, NC 28711. All telephone inquiries 
regarding memorial gifts are referred to Tele- 
phone No. 686-3666 (Mr. McKenzie's Office) 



Harrell, Hendersonville, NC. 
Roberts, Mr. Charles W., Weaverville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Bryan D. Sheehan, Weaverville, NC. 
Schumacher, Ms. Catherine, Bluffton, Ohio — Women of 

Sylva Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Painter, Syl- 
va, NC. 
Shelby, Mr. John A., Hazelwood, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph 

Prevost, Mr. William F. Swift, Jr., Waynesville, NC. Ms. 

Minnie Jenkins, Clyde, NC. 
Smith, Mr. Herman C, Silver Spring, MD — Mr. & Mrs. 

Charles W. Smith, Asheville, NC. 
Stanfield, Mrs. Louise — Mr. & Mrs. Sam Cody, Candler, NC. 
Summer, Dr. Alfred D., Princeton, NJ — Mr. & Mrs. F.A. 

Plummer, Black Mountain, NC. 
Swofford, Mrs. Harry, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

AW. Childs, Hendersonville, NC. 
Thomas, Mr. "Chat", Waynesville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Bill 

Prevost, Sr., Litchfield Park, Arizona. 
Thomas, Mrs. Minnie, Bryson City NC — Mr. & Mrs. Jack 

G. McCracken, Waynesville, NC. 
Trollinger, Mr. H.R. — Mr. & Mrs. Thayer Church, Asheville, 

NC. 




Our Mountain Work 

PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 



USPS 4148-80 



Vol. LXXXV No. 39 



Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 



April 1985 






A Summer Camping Opportunity 
At Camp Grier 

A Christian Camping experience for boys and girls from the 
Asheville Presbytery is available again this year as in the past at Camp 
Grier. 

Asheville Presbytery is cooperating with the Presbyteries of Con- 
cord and Mecklenburg to provide a summer camping experience for 
the youth of our Presbytery. 

Camp Grier is located in Old Fort, North Carolina — just down the 
hill from Black Mountain and Montreat. This is the fourth year that 
we have provided a summer camping opportunity for the youth of 
Asheville Presbytery. The Reverend Albert D. Shaw, known affection- 
ately by young and old alike as Bart, is the dynamic Camp Director. 



RISING SUN CAMPS 
$65.00 (3 day period - for rising 3rd graders) 



June 16 - 19 
July 14 - 17 



July 21 
July 28 



24 
31 



CHEROKEE CAMPS 

$108 (6 day period - for rising 4th, 5th & 6th graders) 



Lodge 

June 16 - 21 
June 23 - 28 
July 7 - 
July 14 
July 21 



12 

19 

26 

July 28 - August 2 
August 4 - 9 



Hogan 

June 23 
July 7 - 
July 14 
July 28 



August 4 - 9 



- 28 
12 

19 

August 2 



PIONEER CAMPS 

(Rising 7th, 8th, 9th graders) 5 Day Camp $108.00 



Hogan 

June 16 



21 



Wilderness 

June 16 - 21 
June 21 - 26 
July 28 - August 2 
August 4 - 9 



June 23 - 28 
July 7 - 12 
July 14 - 19 
July 21 - 26 
July 28 - August 2 
August 4 - 9 

Wilderness Adventure (12 day Camp) $259 
July 7 - 19 

HIGH ADVENTURE CAMPS 

Fee per camp: $138 (Rising 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th graders) 



Canoeing: 

Sailing: 
Biking: 



June 16 - 21 
July 7 - 12* 
June 29 - July 4* 
July 21 - 26* 

*9th graders must have two previous years 
of camping experience as Pioneers. 

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Wade Hamilton Boggs 
1883 - 1985 



The Rev. Wade Hamilton Boggs, Sr., 101, moderator of the Pres- 
byterian Church, U.S. General Assembly that met in Montreat, N.C., 
in 1954, died March 15 at Highland Farms near Black Mountain, N.C. 
He was the only former moderator to live past the age of 100. 

A memorial service was held in Black Mountain on Sunday, March 
17 and the graveside service was in Liberty, S.C., on March 18. 

Born November 12, 1883, in Liberty, Mr. Boggs was educated at 
Davidson College, Austin Theological Seminary, the University of Texas 
and Biblical Seminary of New York, with a D.D. from Presbyterian 
College of Clinton, S.C. and a LL.D. from Southwestern in Memphis. 

Ordained as a minister in 1913, he served churches in San Antonio, 
TX; Shawnee, OK; Columbia, S.C.; Atlanta, GA and Shreveport, LA. 
He was executive secretary of the executive committee of Christian 
Education and Ministerial Relief of the PCUS from 1943-50 and ex- 
ecutive secretary of the Board of Annuities and Relief from 1950-54. 

At various times he chaired the Home Mission Committees of Man- 
gum Presbytery, OK; Congaree Presbytery, S.C. and Red River Pres- 
bytery in Louisiana. He was a member of the General Assembly's 
Systematic Beneficence Committee from 1924-27, the Assembly's Com- 
mittee of Forty-four from 1928-33 and of the Stewardship and Finance 
Committee from 1934-43. 

He served on the boards of Presbyterian College and Thornwell Or- 
phanage, both in Clinton, S.C, and at various times he moderated 
the presbyteries of Mangum, Congaree, Atlanta and Red River, as well 
as the Synod of Louisiana. He also served on the boards of South- 
western at Memphis (now Rhodes College), Austin Theological Semi- 
nary, the Assembly's Training School, and many community and 
church committees. 

He married Louise Sheldon in 1917. Their daughter is Marjorie 
Louise Boggs Lovelace, and their son, the Rev. Wade H. Boggs, Jr., 
was for many years a professor at the Presbyterian School of Christi- 
an Education. 

Mr. Boggs' brother, the late Marion A. Boggs, was moderator of 
the PCUS General Assembly in 1960. They were the only brothers to 
ever serve as moderators of the PCUS. 



From The Board 



by Tyler Martin 

The Board of Trustees of Presbyterian Home for Children has a con- 
cern you need to hear as well as a possible solution. 

The concern is that those who live at the Home are not known by 
the Presbytery adults who provide the financial and prayer support. 
They are also not known by the other young people in Asheville Pres- 
bytery. 

This fact may be coupled with the truth that during the summer 
months, when school is out, the weekends at the Home get a little long 
from time to time. 

The possible solution to these very real concerns may well lie in "Sun 
and Fun Weekends!' These weekends will see automobiles from Pres- 
bytery congregations arriving at Presbyterian Home on Friday after- 
noon or early on Saturday morning to pick up 2 or 4 young people. 
They will arrive back in your town to spend the weekend in homes 
of congregations, to enjoy outside fun like swimming with your young 
people, perhaps even to attend your annual Church picnic, etc. The 
idea is to have fun like young people know so well how to do! 

Soon, a letter will be coming to your Pastor and Clerk of Session 
with specifics of these plans. Please, in the interim, give prayerful con- 
sideration of your church's participating in these Sun and Fun 
Weekends. 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



April 1985 



The Loving Way 
Campaign 

The Loving Way Campaign gift total has 
reached $515,000 as of April 1st and continues 
to grow as the Asheville Area and Presbyterian 
Leadership Phases get underway. 

Asheville Area leaders are contacting some 
300 industrial, commercial and professional 
prospects seeking major support for the Home's 
capital campaign. This phase is being guided by 
O.E. Starnes, Jr., chairman. 

The Presbyterian Leadership Phase, with Ray 
Dean as chairman, is involving Home support- 
ers in various churches of Presbytery who, in 
turn, bring the Home's needs and plans to their 
fellow church members. In addition, the Home 
is furnishing program materials for various 
church gatherings; Women and Men of the 
Church, circles and Sunday School classes. 

General Chairman, John Shuford, calls atten- 
tion to naming opportunities available during 
the campaign, pointing out that they provide a 
thoughtful way of memorializing or honoring 
a friend or relative. Whole or parts of buildings, 
education and general endowments of the Chil- 
dren's Home present great opportunities for 
gifts. Naming opportunities range from private 
bedrooms to the dormitory, service and gymnasi- 
um buildings. Gifts may also be designated to 
educational or general endowment funds and 
may be named for the donor or any person the 
donor designates. 

Special furniture gifts are available and still 
needed for the Home. The following items have 
been made available by Drexel-Heritage at fac- 
tory cost: study desks, $77; chairs, $30; and 
dresser mirrors, $30. Your gifts of these will 
replace badly worn furniture that is 16 years old. 



Montreat-Anderson 
College 

The Montreat-Anderson College speakers 
bureau can lead your family night supper or 
church youth group on an underwater archeo- 
logical expedition in search of the coffin of Sir 
Francis Drake or bring them face to face with 
a lion on a South Africa game preserve; with 
physics professor Lloyd Davis, they can even 
ponder the nature and origin of the universe. 
Many of these presentations are multi-media and 
all are conducted by Montreat-Anderson Col- 
lege faculty. Here is a list of programs available 
to your church or civic organization. 

1. The Search for the Coffin of Sir Francis 
Drake Ed Carwithen 

2. Montreat-Anderson College Wilderness Pro- 
gram Ben Fortson 

3. Life on a South Africa Game Preserve . . . 
Ben Fortsen 

4. Christian Faith and Science: No Final Con- 
flict Lloyd Davis 

5. Six Southwestern National Parks: A Trave- 
log Lloyd Davis 

6. Astronomy: Nature and Origin of the 
Universe Lloyd Davis 

7. Treasure in an Earthen Vessel: The Christi- 
an Athlete Patsy Neal 

8. Why Support Christian Colleges 

Rich Gray 

9. Montreat-Anderson College Choir. 
lO.Monteat-Anderson College General Assem- 
bly Singers. 

11. Twin Projector Slide Show on Montreat- 
Anderson College 

12. Individual and Small Group Musical Per- 
formers. 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



Black Mountain 
Church 

Black Mountain, NC 

The Romanians have come! The Romanians 
have come! Laurentie and Viorica Petrisor and 
their five children, Dinu-Liviu, Benjamin, Laura, 
Emanuel, and Alina are now an exciting and lov- 
ing part of our church family. It has been a 
challenge (they spoke no English), a delight, and 
a joint effort of the entire church. Three of the 
children are in Black Mountain Primary School; 
Emanuel is in the church's pre-school program; 
and Alina (2) helps at home. 

Within a week, Laurentie was employed in the 
Maintenance Department of the Montreat 
Retreat Association. All of them are learning 
English rapidly and are so grateful to be in 
America. The Cambodian family we sponsored 
five years ago (they are entirely independent now, 
even owning their own home) gave a week's 
groceries to show their appreciation of the help 
they received and also to convey their loving con- 
cern for our new family. 

The Petrisors, this Pentecostal family from 
Romania, are overwhelmed with the love shown 
in many ways, but our church reaped the great- 
er benefits in sharing, loving, working together, 
and seeing God answer our prayers in remarka- 
ble ways. 

Do you want excitement, the rekindling of "af- 
fection one toward another'' and joy unbound- 
ed in your church? Then sponsor a refugee 
family and experience great things! 



Hendersonville First 
Church 

Hendersonville, NC 

Cathy Ridings recently recited the entire Chil- 
dren's Catechism, which is composed of 145 
questions covering all the basic doctrines of our 
Christian faith, in 38 minutes. 

Cathy's grandmother, Mary Lib McLeod, has 
been working with her an hour each Sunday 
since November and intensively the week preced- 
ing the test, preparing her to recite the material 
to Associate Pastor, Paul Smith. 

Cathy received an award of $15.00 from Syn- 
od and a gift from the church in recognition of 
her achievement. 

The church received the resignation of their 
congregation's business manager, Mr. John Clay. 
This was accepted with both genuine regrets and 
also genuine appreciation for his six years of 
selfless ministry to First Church. John has been 
a gift in that he has been a volunteer and unsa- 
laried; yet he has given seven and a half days' 
work each week. Thanks, John, for your faith- 
ful years of service. 



Warren Wilson 
College 

The College has a new address!! 

Warren Wilson College 

701 Warren Wilson Road 

Swannanoa, NC 28778-2099 



Swannanoa First 
Church 

Swannanoa, NC 

The congregation of First Church Swannanoa 
is excited about the staff addition of David 
Moehring who will work with the junior and 
senior high youth groups this summer. David, 
in his middle year at seminary, is preparing for 
the pastoral ministry with emphasis in Christi- 
an Education. An experienced youth director, 
camp counselor, and Sunday School teacher, 
David enjoys young people. 

David and his wife Myrna, who is a registered 
nurse, are expecting their first child in April. 
They will reside in Montreat while here. Welcome 
to David and Myrna. 



Trust Him 

(A poem by Betty S. Loudy 
of the First Church Swannanoa) 

Life could be so simple, if we'd only trust in 

the Lord. 
We complicate our life so much, wanting 

things we can't afford. 
To be a Christian we must be in Christ, 

through this He'll free us from sin, 
To love Him each day as He loves us, is the 

greatest feeling within. 

Law given to Moses in the Old Book, taught 

people how to be right. 
They failed because they were weak through the 

flesh, losing hold of God's love in sight. 
God made people righteous by forgiving their 

sins, by sending His only Son 
So each and every day of our life, be sure to 

thank this One. 

If we are in Christ and He in us, His spirit 

guides us each day. 
The worldly things are works of the flesh, 

for these we must do away. 
We'll enjoy the 'fruit of spirit' and all wars 

then will cease, 
For in this world and the world to come, 

we'll enjoy our life in peace. 



Franklin Presbyterian 
Church 

Franklin, NC 

E.T Thompson Dies ... (A descendent is 
born). 

Dr. Ernest Trice Thompson died on March 29, 
1985. The funeral was during Holy Week, April 
2nd, at Hampden Sydney, Virginia. The church 
has lost perhaps the greatest of the historians 
of the old PCUS, a man who served our Lord 
faithfully for his 91 years. May he rest in peace. 

Dr. Thompson was the uncle of Cynthia 
Thompson Modlin, Director of the Macon 
Country Library and member of Asheville Pres- 
bytery. Cynthia and her husband Wayne Mod- 
lin, Director of the Fontana Regional Library, 
are members of the Franklin Presbyterian 
Church. They welcomed the second of their two 
children into the world. James Allen Thompson 
Modlin was born on the same date of his great 
uncle's death. May the Almighty be glorified! 



April 1985 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



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Women of the Church 

Annual Report 

1984-1985 

Georgette Stiens 
Presbyterial President 

This has been a year of working, growing, 
learning, praying, giving, loving, caring and 
sharing. 3164 Women of the Church doing the 
work of Christ in various ways. Thrilling! 
Challenging! Encouraging! However, many 
women in our churches are inactive members. 
Our goal is to decrease this number and to ascer- 
tain why they are not interested and what their 
needs are. We are seeing growth and that is good. 

Statistics are usually thought of as uninterest- 
ing facts, but when they are thought of as wom- 
en in action they become meaningful. There have 
been hours of telephoning, hours of planning 
and praying, hours of cooking, sewing, caring 
for the sick and needy and yes, singing, enter- 
taining and role playing. We have had sleepless 
nights and joyous days, all of which resulted in 
activities and spiritual growth for the Women 
of the Church of Asheville Presbytery. 

Reverend Pansie Evers was the inspirational 
speaker at the Seventy-eighth Annual Meeting 
held at the First Presbyterian Church in High- 
lands on April 14. Her topic was "Dare to Risk 
For Christ". The new officers were installed by 
Cathy Vaughn, Synodical President. 

The theme Scripture for the 1984 Birthday 
Offering was "Thankful for your partnership in 
the gospel" (Phil. 1:5). The Third World Church 
Leadership Center will be able to fulfill its mis- 
sion with this offering. We, together with the 
Korean Church, can be partners in sharing the 
gospel in new ways. Our offering was $5,378.16. 

Seventy-one women attended the North Caro- 
lina Presbyterian Women's Conference. Our 
women continue to be very supportive of these 
training opportunities. As always, it was a very 
special time. 

Approximately 160 women attended the Fall 
Training and Rally Day at the Franklin Pres- 
byterian Church on September 22. Workshops 
for local officers as well as training opportuni- 
ties were offered. Marion Beegle gave an over- 
view of our Bible Study "A Contemporary 
Message From the Past". The offering was 
shared by Montreat-Anderson College and the 
Presbyterian Home for Children ($233.25). 

The Annual Fall Retreat held at William Black 
Lodge on November 2-3 was a time of spiritual 
renewal and fellowship for the 65 women who 
attended. Ann Reneger was our speaker. 

In January the Council invited the local presi- 
dents to attend their meeting at Oak Forest Pres- 
byterian Church. Members of former United 
Presbyterian Churches met with us, and a Tran- 
sitional Committee was appointed. It is our hope 
that this is the beginning of a real closeness in 
the reunited church. The Council participated 
in responding to a tape sent by the WOC/UPW 
Working Team concerning the new design for 
women's work in the PCUSA. 

God calls us to serve Him in many ways, and 
being Presbyterial President has been a new ex- 
perience for me. What a joy it is to work with 
enthusiastic Christian women who are deeply 
committed and dedicated to serving our Lord. 

Looking forward to the future and our new 
organization, we know our women will continue 



to grow and to give untiringly of themselves, for 
their cooperation and unselfish service is so evi- 
dent. We are richly blessed. 

INFORMATION FROM ANNUAL REPORTS 
OF LOCAL PRESIDENTS 

Total numbers of women in circles - 1724 

Elders - 78 

Deacons - 45 

Sessional Committees - 161 

Women working full time - 413 

Our treasurer reports the following dis- 
bursements 

Birthday Offering $5,378.16 

Presbyterian Home (Child Support) .4,888.85 

Special Projects 720.94 

Montreat-Anderson College 525.89 

The Presbyterian 
Historical Foundation 

The family of the late Robert Lee Stowe, Jr., 
of Belmont, N.C., has committed a major gift 
to the Capital Funds Completion Campaign of 
the Presbyterian Historical Foundation of Mon- 
treal N.C. The gift will name the Foundation's 
Local Church History Program for Robert Lee 
Stowe, Jr. 

Participating in the gift are the wife and chil- 
dren of Robert Lee Stowe, Jr., his brother, Daniel 
J. Stowe of Belmont, N.C. and his sister, Cather- 
ine Stowe Pharr of McAdenville, N.C. 

The Historical Foundation is an historical 
agency of the Presbyterian Church, (U.S.A.), and 
the official archives of the former Presbyterian 
Church, U.S. One of the four programs of the 
Foundation is the Local Church History Pro- 
gram which contains histories of over 5,000 
Southern Presbyterian congregations, updated 
yearly, and providing, in many instances, a con- 
tinuous narrative of more than 50 years of the 
lives and activities of many congregations. 

Dr. Jerrold Lee Brooks, Executive Director of 
the Historical Foundation, said, "This generous 
gift by the Stowe Family is in recognition of the 
importance of the work of the Historical Foun- 
dation. The Local Church History Program of 
the Foundation is unique among American 
denominational archives and is a fitting tribute 
to a devoted Presbyterian elder, Robert Lee 
Stowe, Jr. The Local Church History Program 
will continue to serve as a great benefit to our 
whole Presbyterian denomination as well as to 
all our particular churches." 

Robert Lee Stowe, Jr., died on April 8, 1984, 
at the age of 81. He was a graduate of David- 
son College and chief executive officer, presi- 
dent, treasurer and director of Chronicle Mills, 
National Yarn Mills, Inc., and Stowe Spinning 
Company. The Stowe Galleries and the Robert 
Lee Stowe, Jr., Tennis House at Davidson Col- 
lege were named in his honor as well as the 
chapel at the William Black Lodge, Montreat, 
N.C. 

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Harding 
Stowe, and three sons, Robert Lee Stowe, III, 
Daniel Harding Stowe, and Richmond Harding 
Stowe. Mr. Stowe was a devoted member of First 
Presbyterian Church, Belmont, where he served 
as elder, deacon and Sunday School teacher. 

The Stowe family gift is a part of the Histori- 
cal Foundation's current $557,490 Capital Funds 
Completion Campaign. The objectives of the 
campaign are the renovation of Spence Hall and 
the furnishing and equipping of the new Free- 
land Hall so that these two connecting build- 
ings may blend into one efficient and 
harmonious complex for the expanding work of 
the Historical Foundation. 

A service of thanksgiving and dedication has 
been set for 3:00 P.M., Sunday, August 18, 1985 
at the Historical Foundation, Montreat, N.C. 
The public is cordially invited. 




Meet The Folks 

by Ginnie Stevens, 
Hunger Action Enabler 

Each month you see my face by this column. 
But, fortunately, I'm not all there is! Asheville 
Presbytery has an active and well-diversified 
Hunger Task Force (HTF). I'd like to introduce 
them to you. 

Andy Schramm is the chair. He pastors the 
West Asheville Church. Under his leadership 
that congregation has demonstrated a new and 
very active concern for the hungry. As well as 
participating at a high level in 2 Cents per Meal 
and One Great Hour of Sharing, West Asheville 
took up a Christmas eve offering for Africa and 
are enthusiastic participants in Buncombe 
County's CROP Walk for the Hungry. 

Some members of the committee have had in- 
ternational experience. Naomi Turk (First- 
Asheville) lived several years in Zaire and has one 
son who still lives there. Howard Boyd (Brevard- 
Davidson River) worked as a plant pathologist 
in Brazil. For Peggy Stone (Etowah) the few 
months she lived in Cyprus were the beginning 
of her concern. 

Dick Rustay (Calvary), Louise Hawkes (First- 
Asheville) and Julie Brown (New Hope) under- 
stand well the problems of poverty and unem- 
ployment in this country. Dick has worked as 
an almost full-time volunteer in a night shelter 
for the homeless in Atlanta and is currently a 
weekly volunteer at the shelter recently opened 
in Asheville. 

Together we try to encourage and support ac- 
tion in presbytery congregations in five areas 
related to hunger: direct aid, development as- 
sistance, education, advocacy, and lifestyle in- 
tegrity. If you would like to help in your church, 
call (253-0159, 258-8220). 



From Our Birthday 
Interpreter 

by Mozelle Edwards 

A Birthday is always special! This is the 
month we celebrate our birthday! The best way 
to begin planning your birthday program for 
your church is to look in your Resources For 
Planning booklet. You will find several sugges- 
tions in it for programs with explanations for 
the chairperson and treasurer. Included in this 
booklet are ideas for fun and interest. It is al- 
ways exciting to develop creative ideas of your 
own to suit your own church. Involve your 
talented women in skits, short plays or even ta- 
lent shows. Of course, working these around our 
theme for this year "The Gift of a Lifetime" — 
(Enabling the Ministry of Older People). May 
God bless each of you and guide you as you plan 
your programs. 



Presbyterian Home 
Birthdays 

May 11 Amber Mason 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



April 1985 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1985 

May 3, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 
for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

May 5, 1985 — Jr. High's Spring Rally, Grace 
Covenant Church (includes morning 
worship). 

May 6-10, 1985 — Local Church History Semi- 
nar, Historical Foundation, Montreat, NC 

May 23, 1985 — Presbyterian Home Board of 
Trustees Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black 
Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

May 30-June 1, 1985 — Synod of NC, Lynch- 
burg College, Lynchburg, VA. 

June 3, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 
for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 

June 4, 1985 — Candidates Committee meets 
at First Church, Asheville at 1 p.m. 

June 4-12, 1985 — GENERAL ASSEMBLY 
meets at Indianapolis, Ind. 

June 9-12, 1985 — NCPWC, Session I, Mon- 
treat, NC 

June 12-15, 1985 — NCPWC, Session II, Mon- 
treat, NC 

June 18, 1985 — CE Committee meets at 
Etowah Presbyterian Church at 12 o'clock 
Noon. 

June 18, 1985 — Mission Committee meets at 
First Church, Asheville at 4 p.m. 

June 20, 1985 — Committee on Ministry meets 
at First Church, Asheville at 5 p.m. 

June 27, 1985 — Presbytery Council meets at 
First Church, Asheville at 3 p.m. 

July 3, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 
for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 

July 13, 1985 — Asheville Presbytery meets 
(Place to be announced). 

Sept. 10, 1985 — Candidates Committee meets 
at Asheville First Church; 1 p.m. 

Sept. 17, 1985 — C.E. Committee meets at 



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Sept. 17, 1985 — Mission Committee meets at 

Asheville First Church; 4 p.m. 
Sept. 24, 1985 — Presbyterian Council meets at 

Asheville First Church; 3 p.m. 
October 22, 1985 — Asheville Presbytery meets 

(Place to be announced). 



Notice 



As of March 1, 1985, all memorial gifts 
should be sent directly to the Presbyterian 
Home for Children, Rt. 1, Box 244, Black 
Mountain, NC 28711. All telephone inquiries 
regarding memorial gifts are referred to Tele- 
phone No. 686-3666 (Mr. McKenzie's Office) 



Memorial Gift for The 

Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 



Enclosed is $ 



In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Nole: If your gill is a LIVING memorial (i.e., Birlhday, Anniversary, 

etc.) give details for acknowledgement. 

Send acknowledgement to 



correct name for mail, please 



Address 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name 

Donor's Address 



Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 

Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, Rt. 1, Box 244, 
Black Mountain, NC 28711 

(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient 
information is given in blanks above). Telephone: (704) 686-3666. 



fflUmDrial (Stfta 

Baum, Elsa — Frances D. Griffith, Asheville, N.C. 
Berney, Mr. Sol F., Asheville — Circle #5, First Presbyterian 

Church, Asheville, N.C. 
Beyer, Raymond, Hendersonville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. John 

L. Brown, Hendersonville, N.C. 
Brittian, Pearl, Hendersonville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. Ted N. 
Reese, Hendersonville, N.C, The Past Presidents Parley of 
American Legion Auxiliary Unit #77, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Brown, Dr. Everett K., St. Louis, Missouri — Women of 
Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Asheville, N.C. 

Bryson, Frank, Mills River, N.C — Julian Goode Family, 
Asheville, N.C. 

Butler, Mr. W. Lawrence, Hendersonville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas O. Mulcahy, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, John L. 
& Dorothy Synbrandt, Dr. & Mrs. Robert Hay, Mr. & Mrs. 
J.T. Curtis, Hendersonville, N.C; Jane H. Ray, Clearwater, 
Fla., Mr. & Mrs. Blythe Rutherford, Batesville, Ark. 

Carr, Frances B., Swannanoa, N.C — Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., 
Asheville, N.C. 

Clark, Mrs. Cecile, Hendersonville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. John 
L. Brown, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Combs, Mrs. A.B., Sr., Raleigh, N.C — Ada H. Allison, 
Pisgah Forest, N.C. 

Cooper, Mrs. Irene S., Osceola, Wisconsin — Senator & Mrs. 
Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Craig, Mr. George, Asheville, N.C — Dr. D.W. Brosnan, 
Asheville, N.C. 

Davis, Gerry W., Maryville, TN — Crawley, Lee & Compa- 
ny, PA., Asheville, N.C. 

Estes, Mattie, Columbus, GA — Allene Harberson, Hen- 
dersonville, N.C. 

Foster, Dan — Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. Foster, Canton, N.C. 

Fowler, Mrs. Nan C, Decatur, GA — Mr. & Mrs. J.E. Mallady, 
Hendersonville, N.C. 

Gardner, John J., Ill, Hendersonville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Glatow, Gary — Mr. & Mrs. John Mountney, Asheville, N.C. 

Gray, Mrs. Eliza, Sylva, N.C — Arthur & Jackie Painter, 
Sylva, N.C, Women of Sylva Presbyterian Church 

Gray, Mrs. J.A., Sr., Sylva, N.C — Martin & Allyce Cunning- 
ham, Sylva, N.C. 

Galloway, Mrs. George, Waynesville, N.C — Women of 
Waynesville Presbyterian Church, Ida Jean Brown, Mr. & 
Mrs. Larry Plott, First Presbyterian Church S.C. Class, Way- 
nesville, N.C 

Hardin, James P., Canton, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. Everette 
Scroggs, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Williams, Miss June Scroggs, Can- 
ton; Adult Sunday School Class Waynesville Presbyterian 
Church, Waynesville, N.C. 

Hammond, Gerald, Hendersonville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. John 
L. Brown, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Hedgecock, Mrs. Odis, High Point, N.C — Women of Ashe- 
ville Presbyterian Church, Circle #1, W. Asheville Presbyteri- 
an Church, Asheville, N.C. 

Irving, Mrs. Effie — Mrs. Maude T. Johnson, Women of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Circle #1, West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville, N.C. 

Riser, Mr. Frank, Asheville, N.C — Mrs. George Greenwood, 
Mrs. Guy Brookshire, Asheville, N.C. 

Lampley, Mrs. Peggy, Hendersonville, N.C. — Allene Har- 
berson, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Lancaster, Oren W., Abbeville, S.C — Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Lord, Dr. Margartery — Business Woman's Circle of Montreat 
Presbyterian Church, Montreat, N.C. 

Mauney, Mr. W.E., Lincolnton, N.C. — Mr. & Mrs. George 
W. Caisse. Hendersonville. N.C. 

Mathis, Richard, Knightdale, N.C — Circle #3 Canton Pres- 
byterian Church, Emma McNair Bible Class, Mr. & Mrs. 
Everette Scroggs, Women of Canton Presbyterian Church, 
June Scroggs, Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. Foster, Mr. and Mrs. 
Howard Smathers, Canton, N.C; Ann D. Hardin, Waynes- 
ville, N.C; Mrs. Glenn Robinson, Candler, N.C. 

Marvin, Arthur S., Huntington Beach, CA — Clifford C. 
Clifton, Hendersonville, N.C, Miss Maggie Good & Anna 
Lindsay Pearce, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Metcalf, Mary, Horse Shoe, N.C — Marie Lance, Mountain 
Home, N.C. 

Mitchell, George E. Mother of — Mr. & Mrs. John S. Mounl- 
ney, Asheville, N.C. 

Morgan, Mr. Glenn F., Talbot, TN — Mr. & Mrs. Gardner 
Calvin, Canton, N.C. 

Morse, Bleecker, Hendersonville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. John 
L. Brown, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Parents of Betty Crawford, Old Fort, N.C — Women of W. 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville, N.C. 

Parkinson, John, Long Island, N.Y. — Mr. & Mrs. John 
Thomas, Brevard, N.C. 

Patrick, Mrs. Blanche J., Summerville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. 
James C. Horton, Hendersonville, N.C 

New, Mrs. Leslie — Mr. & Mrs. John S. Mountney, Asheville, 
N.C. 

Pichlor, Mrs. Annie — Mr. & Mrs. P.R. Bennett, Bryson 
City, N.C 

Pittillo, Gene E., Hendersonville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Plemmons, Mr. Clyde — Jesse & Faye Mitchell, Asheville, 
N.C. 

Psychas, John D., Asheville, N.C — James E. Morris, Weaver- 
ville, N.C. 

Richardson, Mrs. G.C (Eula), Hendersonville, N.C — Mr. 
& Mrs. John L. Brown 

Roberts, Kenneth — Adult Sunday School Class, Waynesville 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Everette Scroggs, Canton; 
June Scroggs, Canton, N.C. 

Rogers, William G., Hendersonville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. John 
L. Brown, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Rolland, George E., Canton, N.C — Mrs. Helma C. Palen, 
Canton, N.C. 



Schumacher, Mrs. Catherine, Bluffton, Ohio — Ned & Edith 

Hyatt, Whittier, N.C. 
Searcy, Mrs. Ravonda — Mrs. Doris Loftis, Arden, N.C, 

Mrs. Becky Wilson, Arden, N.C. 
Shelby, Mr. Johnny, Hazelwood, N.C — Ralph & Hazel 

Kuykendall, Waynesville, N.C. 
Sievers, Ester M. — Roberta Best, Pittsburgh, PA, Elizabeth 

Hallowell, Pittsburgh, PA 
Sronce, Miss Edna, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John 

L. Brown, Hendersonville, N.C. 
Stanfield, Mrs. Louise — Mr. & Mrs. Gus Devlin, Mr. & Mrs. 

R.N. Dempsey, Jr., Asheville, N.C; Harry & Mattie Silvers, 

Candler, N.C. 
Summers, Miss Linda — Mrs. Margaret Gurness, Enka, N.C. 
Summey, Mr. Harold — Gladys Bailey, Hendersonville, N.C. 
Warren, Dr. Paul, Montreat, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. John S. 

Mountney, Betty & Jack Smith, Asheville, N.C; Mr. & Mrs. 

John L. Brown, Hendersonville, N.C. 
Williams, Mrs. Betty, Brevard, N.C — Mrs. Ada H. Allison, 

Pisgah Forest, N.C. 
Mr. Zellner, Forsyth, GA — Mr. & Mrs. Henry M. Stewart, 

Atlanta, GA 
Zimmerman, Peggy, Hayesville, N.C — Viola W. Gray, Hayes- 

ville, N.C. 
IN HONOR OF 20th ANNIVERSARY: 
Rev. & Mrs. Albert D. Kissling, Hendersonville, N.C — Dr. 

& Mrs. Robert B. Hay, Hendersonville, N.C. 

A Letter From Nicaragua 

Dear Friends: We want to keep you posted on 
what is currently going on in the Nicaragua 
Habiyat Project. . .Despite 100 degree plus 
weather the work is moving right along. Three 
small industries have begun. First, an oven was 
built for tiles - five men work full time in this. 
So far the tiles have been made for six houses. 
How exciting it is to see that oven glowing all 
night for the first time! 

Our project is unique in that all the materials 
will be produced locally - tiles, brick and wood. 
Three men work full time on the Cinva-Ram 
making earth bricks using minimal cement. A 
portable sawmill was donated. Three men work 
in that. Ten families are definitely committed and 
already working in the project for the first 
houses. 

Since being here for three months we have got- 
ten a good feel for the country of Nicaragua and 



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very strong, though wherever you have people 
there is need for evangelism. The church here 
is taking that task seriously and the government 
even aids that by giving out thousands of Bibles. 
Christian radio stations broadcast day and night. 
Catholics and Evangelicals cooperate in many 
ways. We are most distressed about lies concern- 
ing CEPAD, a fine Evangelical relief organiza- 
tion. We work closely with them and have 
worshipped many times with the First Baptist 
Church in Managua that Dr.Gustave Parahon 
pastors. He is the founder of CEPAD. His wife 
is from Hendersonville. . . 

Jim and Sarah Hornsby 
c/o Santos Renaldo Diaz Z. 
Comite Zonal 475 v arriba 
El Viejo, Nicaragua, CA 

Continued from page 1 

SENIOR HIGH WILDERNESS 

and 

COUNSELORS IN TRAINING (CIT) 

FEE PER CAMP - $108.00 



CIT: 

SHW: 

Contact your local church or person in charge 
of your Youth Program for a Camp Folder To- 
day — or Contact the Presbytery Office in 
Asheville, 40 Church St., 3rd Floor, Asheville, 
N.C. 28801 (Tel. No. 1-258-8143). The Presbytery 
C.E. Committee helps to subsidize each person 
attending. 

April 1985 

Published monthly at Asheville, N.C. by the Presbytery of Asheville 

40 Church Street Asheville, N.C. 28801 

Rev. Charles S. Moore, Editor & Executive Presbyter 

Jayne Patton, Assistant to the Editor 

Enoch S. Blakely, Sr., Accountant 

Telephone 704-258-8143 
Subscription Price $1.00 Per Annum 

OUR MOUNTAIN WORK (USPS 4148-8000) is published monthly 
by the Presbytery of Asheville, 40 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801 . 
Second class postage paid at Asheville, NC POSTMASTER: Send 
address changes to OUR MOUNTAIN WORK, 40 Church St., 
Asheville, NC 28801. 




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Vol. LXXXV No. 40 



Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 



May 1985 



H. Max Mitchell to 

Pastor the Mills River 

Presbyterian Church 




The Mills River Presbyterian Church of Horse Shoe has re- 
cently called the Reverend H. Max Mitchell as its minister. Max 
has served as pastor at First Presbyterian Church, Childersburg, 
Alabama, and as Stated Supply at Salem Presbyterian Church, 
Alpine, Alabama. He also served the Panthersville Presbyteri- 
an Church of Decatur, Georgia, as student supply. 

A native of Johnston County, N.C., Max attended North 
Carolina State University and received his B.S. degree from At- 
lantic Christian College in 1965. He has been a mathematics 
teacher and businessman, leaving the building supply business 
in Winston-Salem to attend Columbia Theological Seminary 
where he earned an M.Div. degree in 1982. After graduation 
from seminary, Max accepted a call to a yoked field in central 
Alabama. 

Max is married to Ruth Withers, formerly of Kinston, N.C. 
They are the parents of three children: Natalie, age 16, a Ro- 
tary Club exchange student in Santos, Brasil; Amy, age 15; and 
Max, age 12. 

The Mitchells are delighted to be returning to their home state 
and are looking forward to a long, happy association with the 
Mills River Church. They plan to move about June 1, and Max's 
first Sunday in the pulpit will be June 9. 

Max will be installed on June 30, 1985, at 4:00 p.m. at the 
Mills River Church by a commission of Asheville Presbytery 
composed of ministers: Bob Henderson, Charles Moore, Ed 
Renegar, and John David Stewart, and Elders: Joe Gilreath, 
Mitchell Crawford and Laura C. Davis. Also, the Reverend Rus- 
sell C. Jonas, III, a member of Grace Union Presbytery, the 
Reverend Lewis Sanderford, a member of Abingdon Presbytery, 
and Dr. S. Terry Withers, a member of Albemarle Presbytery, 
have been invited to sit with the commission. 



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Ronald Arthur Botsford has been called as the pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church in Highlands. He comes from the 
James Island Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC where he 
also served as Stated Supply of the Rockville Church. Previ- 
ous pastorates have been in Commerce, GA and Bremen- 
Tallapoosa, GA. He has also served as an Associate Presbyter, 
Stated Clerk and Interim Executive of Athens Presbytery. 

Ron earned his AB from Colgate University in 1955, his 
M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary in 1971 and his 
D.Min. from McCormick Theological Seminary in 1977. He 
previously served as a pilot in the United States Air Force. He 
has twice exchanged pulpits with ministers from Scotland and 
England. 

Pat, his wife of over 27 years, and he have two daughters, 
Cheryl Botsford Wilson of Boone, NC, and Michelle Kay, a 
senior at the College of Charleston. They are the grandparents 
of Matthew and Brittany. 

Ron is excited about ministry. The church has always been 
an important part of his life even during his service days. A 
deep sense of commitment and Christian discipleship have 
helped to guide him in his ministry. He is excited by the oppor- 
tunity of serving the church in Highlands and the unique op- 
portunities and challenges which ministry there offers. His first 
Sunday in the pulpit will be May 26. 

Ron will be installed on June 2, 1985 at 3:00 p.m. at the First 
Presbyterian Church in Highlands by a Commission of 
Asheville Presbytery composed of ministers: Tyler Martin, Ike 
Kennerly, Charles Moore and Ben Ormond and Elders Don 
Stiens, Dick Strain, Marion Beegle and Dolly Harbison. 



Beech-Reems Creek 

Churches Call John G. 

Cook as Pastor 



The Beech-Reems Creek Churches have called John Granger 
Cook of Decatur, Georgia to be their pastor. John has recently 
completed Ph.D. work in New Testament at Emory University 
and looks forward to entering into the ministry of the churches 
in the Reems Creek Valley. 

John received his B.A. degree from Davidson College in 1976, 
his M.Div. from Union Seminary in Richmond in 1979 and was 
ordained to further study by Athens Presbytery after gradua- 
tion. Since then, he has been at Emory University and will 
graduate in May of this year. 

In 1980 John married Barbara Horton who has her M.Ed, 
in community counseling from Georgia State University. In 
1982-83 they spent a year in Germany on a Lutheran World 
Council Fellowship where John wrote most of his dissertation. 
The following year, John taught New Testament and Greek at 
Columbia Seminary in Decatur. On January 29, 1985, John and 
Barbara became parents of their first child, a boy. 

On Sunday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m., John was installed at the 
Reems Creek Church by a Commission of Asheville Presbytery 
comprising ministers: Charles S. Moore, Executive Presbyter, 
David L. Parks, Herman S. Allen, and visiting minister and 
father, Walter Cook; and Elders, David C. Bradley, Neal Dun- 
woody, and Justine Nesbitt. 




Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



May 1985 



Digest of the Winter 

Meeting of the 
Presbytery of Asheville 

Charles S. Moore, Stated Clerk 
Jayne I. Patton, Acting Recording Clerk 

The Presbytery of Asheville convened for its 
adjourned meeting on April 13, 1985, at 9:30 
a.m. in the sanctuary of the Bryson City Pres- 
byterian Church in Bryson City, N.C. The fol- 
lowing is a digest of the actions of the meeting: 

1) Engaged in worship led by the host pastor, 
the Reverend Kenneth Hicks. The sermon was 
preached by the host pastor, and the sacrament 
of the Lord's Supper was observed. The Rever- 
end Gordon Gartrell led Presbytery in a prayer 
of thanksgiving and intercession for missionaries 
and candidates for the gospel ministry. 

2) A quorum was declared present with 29 
ministers, 33 churches represented and 59 com- 
missioners. 

3) The Reverend Tyler Martin presented the 
docket which was adopted as printed. 

4) Mrs. Esther Ferguson read a brief history 
of the Bryson City Church and this history was 
ordered to be printed in the Minutes. 

5) Appointed the following Standing Commit- 
tees, Bills and Overtures: 

Bills and Overtures: The Rev. Ellen Dozier, 
Chrm.; Dr. Thomas Neely; the Rev. Alan 
Wildsmith 

Judicial Business: The Rev. Calvin Rice, 
Chrm.; Mrs. Selena Fisher, the Rev. Robert 
Gruber 

Resolution and Thanks: The Rev. Tyler 
Martin, Chrm.; the Rev. Andrew Schramm; Mr. 
David Thorne 

6) Communications were disposed of as 
follows: 

a) Motion was made and adopted to accept 
an invitation by the Grace Covenant Church to 
host Asheville Presbytery at its Stated Meeting 
on Saturday, July 13, 1985. 

b) Motion was made and adopted to read 
and include memorials for Drs. Wade Hamilton 
Boggs and Paul F. Warren. 

c) Received Certificate of Dismissal for the 
Reverend Roland L. Showalter from Holston 
Presbytery. He was received into Asheville Pres- 
bytery on January 22, 1985. Received Certifi- 
cates of Dismissal for the Rev. Henry E. Hansen, 
Norfolk Presbytery, and the Rev. H. Max Mitch- 
ell, N. Alabama Presbytery, which were referred 
to the Committee on Ministry. 

d) Received correspondence concerning 
Ronald A. Botsford, pending his dismissal from 
Charleston Presbytery, May 19, 1985, and cor- 
respondence concerning John Granger Cook, 
pending his dismissal from Athens Presbytery, 
May 4, 1985. These matters were referred to the 
Committee on Ministry. 

e) Received as information and ordered 
printed in the Minutes letters from the Sessions 
of the Brevard-Davidson River Church, the 
Hayesville Church, and the Riceville Church 
regarding actions taken by their congregation 
concerning their property. 

f) Received as information the quarterly 
Chaplain's report from the Rev. Leroy V. Secrest. 

7) Heard the Report of the Committee on 
Ministry: 

a) Visitation groups of the Committee on 
Ministry to the churches in Asheville Presbytery 
were presented. 

b) Approved the Rev. Will Neville as Stat- 
ed Supply at the Calvary Church. 

c) Officially retired the Rev. Billy Frank 
Woods on February 28, 1985. Recognition of this 
retirement will be at the July 13, 1985 meeting 
of Asheville Presbytery. 

d) Motion was made and approved that the 
re-examining on the floor of ministers and can- 
didates being received into this Presbytery be 
eliminated from our procedure and that the 



Committee on Ministry bring its recommenda- 
tions regarding each minister and the Commit- 
tee on Candidates bring its recommendations 
regarding each candidate to Presbytery for 
action. 

e) Received the Rev. Ronald A. Botsford, 
Charleston Presbyery to become pastor of the 
Highlands Church; received the Rev. John G. 
Cook, Athens Presbytery, to become pastor of 
the Beech-Reems Creek Churches; received the 
Rev. Henry E. Hansen of Norfolk Presbytery 
with the status of Honorary Retired; received the 
Rev. H. Max Mitchell, North Alabama Pres- 
bytery, to become pastor of the Mills River 
Church. 

f) Approved the following Commission to 
install the Rev. John G. Cook as pastor of the 
Beech-Reems Creek Churches on April 28,1985 
at 7:30 p.m. at the Reems Creek Church: 

To Preside & Propound the Constitution- 
al Questions to the Minister - The Rev. Charles 
S. Moore 

To Propound the Constitutional Ques- 
tions to the Congregation - Elder Justine Nesbitt 

To Preach the Sermon - The Rev. David 
Parks 



To Charge the Congregation - The Rev. 
Herman F. Allen 

To Charge the Minister - The Rev. Walter 
G. Cook 

To Read the Scripture - Elder Neal 
Dunwoody 

To Give Prayer of Installation - Elder 
David C. Bradley 

Invited Guest - The Rev. Walter G. Cook, 
Charleston Presbytery 

g) Approved the following Commission to 
install the Rev. Ronald A. Botsford as pastor of 
the Highlands Church, at 3 p.m.: 

To Preside and Opening Prayer - The Rev. 
Ben F. Ormand 

To Propound the Constitutional Ques- 
tions - The Rev. Charles S. Moore 

To Preach the Sermon - The Rev. Ben F. 
Ormand 

To Charge the Congregation - The Rev. 
Ira K. Kennerly 

To Charge the Minister - The Rev. Tyler 
Martin 

To Read the Scripture - Elder Richard 

Strain Continued on page 3 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



Highlands 
Presbsyterian Church 

Highlands Presbyterian Church 

(Written in response to the question, "How 
would you describe our church in 100 words or 
less?") 

High on a hill, surrounded by rhododendron, 
dogwood and other trees is the beautiful First 
Presbyterian Church, which is loved just as much 
today as it was by its founders years ago. Peo- 
ple in this town of Highlands and others have 
strived to make this church an ensign upon the 
land. 

The church members worship and praise God 
for His love and constant care. We want to keep 
our church for generations to come as one that 
is built on a rock and shines forth with light, 
friendship, and love for others. May God con- 
tinue to bless us! 

— Mozelle Edwards 

Trinity Presbyterian 
Church 

Hendersonville, NC 

A group of twenty youths, accompanied by 
six adults from the Trinity Church, returned 
April 12 after experiencing four days in the big 
city of Washington, DC. The group stayed in 
the International Youth Hostel and met people 
from all over the world. They visited the Smith- 
sonian, the Ford Theater, the FBI building, the 
Church of the Pilgrims (a Presbyterian Church), 
and one found her uncle's name on the Vietnam 
Memorial. Of course, the way to travel in 
Washington is via the Metro, a real engineering 
feat. 

Half of Trinity's youth worked with the street 
people at "Martha's Table" where they made 
sandwiches to be distributed to other street peo- 
ple. The other half went to the "House of Ruth" 
a shelter for women, where the youth did some 
cleaning jobs and visited with the women. They 
learned something of the legislative process 
through a visit to "Bread for the World" offices 
and to the office of Rep. Bill Hendon. The youth 
also discovered that there are ways to be pea- 
cemakers on an individual level at home, in 
school, in the community and on a national level 
in the world. The trip was summed up as a 
"Smashing Success"! 



Brevard-Davidson 
River Church 

Brevard, NC 

On Sunday evening, May 5, a dinner and con- 
cert was held at BDR Church in support of the 
expenses of Beth Miller and Graham Hudson, 
two young people from the Brevard Church, who 
are going to the Dominican Republic June 17 
through July 1 to help other Project Serve par- 
ticipants construct three churches and distrib- 
ute 2,000 Bibles to children and adults. 

The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean coun- 
try that has been devastated by hurricanes, 
poverty and malnutrition, and desperately needs 
the help Project Serve gives. 

After the family style meal in the fellowship 
hall, a concert of music, "Just for Fun" featured 
the handbell choirs and the Chancel Choir. A 
free-will offering for Project Serve was taken. 

Franklin Presbyterian 
Church 

Franklin, NC 

It was such a joy and privilege to attend an 
all-day seminar on "Music for Small Churches" 
last month at Covecrest Retreat Center in Tiger, 
Georgia. This beautiful campground is inter- 
denominational. The fellowship with other 
choral directors, pianists, hand-bell directors, 
and organists was spiritually oriented and very 
informative as to what other congregations ap- 
proximately our size are seeking to effect and 
are already performing. 

We seem to have a mutual concern with most 
of the other churches which were represented, 
and that is — Commitment. Our present choir 
is certainly committed. 

Attendance at seminars is an enlightening and 
wonderful experience for any director, but all the 
gleanings that one can garner from them can- 
not be put into effect unless there is participa- 
tion and commitment. 

Carmel McKendree, Choir Director 

Bud and Mary Ann Wolts had house guests 
over the Easter holiday! Terry and Michael Moss 
from the Presbyterian Home in Black Mountain 
were their guests. They stayed with them and at- 
tended the service of worship here on Easter 
morning. What a wonderful way to share the 
Season of Easter. 



May 1985 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 




Women of the Church 
Asheville Presbytery 

Georgette Stiens 
President 

April marked a turning point in the moun- 
tains. A whole new lifestyle is in store for us. 
The same is true with the Women of the Church, 
for our focus is on the New Design for wom- 
en's work. 

Our Annual Meeting was held Saturday, April 
20 at the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church. 
Approximately 180 women attended. This was 
the day we had been waiting for! We wanted to 
hear all about the New Design! Barbara McLean 
presented the material, and we followed our 
printed copies of the plan. Your response sheets 
have been sent to the Working Team where they 
will be reviewed by the Team and incorporated 
into the next phase of the design to be present- 
ed in July at the Montreat Women's Conference. 

Carlisle Hoyt presented a certificate to Thel- 
ma Baker (President 1982-84). A donation was 
made by the Women of the Church to Montreat- 
Anderson College in recognition of her faithful 
service. Patty Petty inspired and challenged us 
as she installed the Council Members for 
1985-1986. 

Council Members are: President, Georgette 
Stiens - Highlands First; President Elect, Bar- 
bara McLean - Grace Covenant; Vice-President, 
Virginia Buchanan - Montreat; Recording Secre- 
tary, Ruth Shuler - Cullowhee; Corresponding 
Secretary, Lynda McNeely - Cullowhee; Treas- 
urer, Edith Hyatt - Sylva First; Historian, Patti 
Petty - Black Mountain; District I Chairman, 
Alice Patton - Black Mountain; District II Chair- 
man, Mary Bates - Oak Forest; District IV 
Chairman, Margret Hussey - Sylva; Christian 
Community Action, Carolyn Rice - Reems Creek 
Parish; Ecumenical Mission and Relations, Sylva 
Crawford - Montreat; Leadership and Resources, 
Margaret Marquis - Black Mountain; White 
Cross, Maude Hudson - Oak Forest; Montreat- 
Anderson College, Carlisle Hoyt - Montreat; 
Presbyterian Home for Children, Carol Burnette 
- Grace Covenant; Auditor, Dorothy Crews - 
Westminster; Birthday Interpreter, Heather Hud- 
son - Grace Covenant; Nominating Committee 
Chairman, Marion Beegle - Cullowhee. A 
meaningful worship service, led by Mary Louise 
Carpenter, was a beautiful way to close our 
meeting. We are anticipating more study and 
greater understanding as the Lord "binds us 
together" in love. 

Have you sent your registrations in for the 
North Carolina Presbyterian Women's Confer- 
ence? The time is NOW! This will be a fantas- 
tic learning experience, and you will enjoy 
meeting women from other presbyteries. 

Carol Weir, whose husband, the Reverend Ben 
Weir, has been imprisoned in Lebanon since May 
8, 1984 called Cathy Vaughn. She has asked that 
our women write a post card to the President 
and ask that he intervene personally in the dis- 
cussion for his release. Consider, prayerfully, 
writing a card and keep the family of Reverend 
Weir in your prayers. He is a Presbyterian mis- 
sionary. You might also contact Senators and 
Congressmen. (President Ronald Reagan, The 
White House, Washington, DC 20500) 

Joy and enthusiasm are catching! What kind 
of world would it be if no one smiled or no one 
sang? God wants us to be joyful — no matter 
what! Matthew 5:6 - "Happy are those whose 
greatest desire is to do what God requires: God 
will satisfy them fully!' 



Presbyterian Men's 
Conference 

The 1985 North Carolina Presbyterian Men's 
Conference will be held at Banner Elk, North 
Carolina, June 21, 22, and 23, 1985. The theme 
for this year's conference, "Be A Witness For 
Christ!' will be supported by outstanding speak- 
ers and programs. 

Dr. Dudley Flood, Assistant North Carolina 
School Superintendent, will be the keynote 
speaker on Friday evening. Dr. Dan Rhodes of 
Davidson College, former Dean of Religion, will 
speak on Saturday. The Reverend Jim McKin- 
non, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church at 
Wilson, N.C. will be the speaker for Sunday. 

Bible Study groups, discussion groups and ses- 
sions on organizing and maintaining men's 
groups will be featured Saturday and Sunday. 

Costs: $10.00 for all men registering; $35.00 
for the weekend for each person; $5.00 for each 
woman and/or child. Make checks payable to 
Synod's Men's Conference. Send registration to: 
Bill Norberg, Route 2, Box 175, Davidson, North 
Carolina 28036. 

More information at the Presbytery 
Office 



The Loving Way 
Campaign Update 

The Loving Way Campaign reached $750,000 
on May 1st. This is an increase of $235,000 over 
the total announced in the April issue of OUR 
MOUNTAIN WORK. This healthy increase is 
the result of the Asheville Area Campaign, the 
Presbyterian Leadership Phase and several 
deferred gifts in the form of bequests. 

Friends of the Presbyterian Home for Chil- 
dren are encouraged to put the Home in their 
wills thus providing a tax-free gift to the Home 
at the donor's death. This can be arranged very 
easily by having an attorney prepare a codicil 
to an existing will, or a new will may be drawn. 
The Home will greatly appreciate learning of 
such bequests. 

A group of ladies representing Tryon Pres- 
byterian Church, Concord Presbytery, visited the 
Home recently for lunch and a tour of the Home 
and grounds. Executive Director, Don McKen- 
zie was host. The ladies were most impressed 
with all they saw and heard. 

Continued from page 2 

To Give Prayer of Installation - Elder 
Donald Stiens 

Elders Marion Beegle and Dorothea Har- 
bison are members of the Commission 

Invited Guest - The Rev. Ben F Ormand, 
Pee Dee Presbytery 

h) Approved the following Commission to 
install the Rev. H. Max Mitchell as pastor of the 
Mills River Church on June 30, 1985, at 4 p.m. 
at the Mills River Church: 

To Preside - The Rev. Charles S. Moore 

To Propound the Constitutional Ques- 
tions to the Minister - The Rev. John D. Stewart 

To Propound the Constitutional Ques- 
tions to the Congregation - Elder Mitchell 
Crawford 

To Preach the Sermon - The Rev. Robert 
Henderson 

To Charge the Congregation - The Rev. 
Russell C. Jonas, III 

To Charge the Minister - Elder S. Terry 
Withers 

To Read the Scriptures - Elder Joe Gil- 
breath 

To Give Prayer of Installation - The Rev. 
Lewis Sanderford 

The Rev. D. Edward Renegar and Elder 



Resource Center 

The Resource Council announces that it has 
recently hired Cary McMullen as the Resource 
Center Coordinator for the Presbytery, effective 
immediately. Cary is a 1983 graduate of PSCE 
and a member of Trinity Church, Henderson- 
ville, where his wife Evelyn is director of Chris- 
tian education. In the past two years, Cary has 
written a study guide for a forthcoming curric- 
ulum book and has supplied the pulpits of the- 
Old Fort and Siloam Presbyterian Churches. 

Cary's hours at the Center will be 9:15 - 12:00, 
1:00 - 5:00, Tuesdays and Fridays. The Resource 
Center, located around the corner from the Pres- 
bytery Executive's office, contains print and 
audio-visual materials and equipment for use by 
the churches to aid in their programs. Part of 
Cary's task will be to help the Resource Coun- 
cil formulate policy for the borrowing of these 
materials and to recommend the purchase of 
new materials. He welcomes your suggestions, 
so please stop by to introduce yourself, offer 
comments, or ask advice. 

A Season To 
Celebrate 

By The Senior Highs 

The Senior Highs of the First Presbyterian 
Church in Asheville and the Senior Highs of the 
Grace Covenant Church presented a musical en- 
titled, "A Season To Celebrate!' by Allen Pote, 
at the two Sunday morning worship services at 
Grace Covenant Church, Sunday, May 5. This 
production depicting the stories of Advent, 
Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pente- 
cost was again presented on May 8 at the Swan- 
nanoa Church and on May 12 at the two worship 
services at First Church Asheville. 

This moving, scriptural, and well done 
production was supported by Steve Allen, Music 
Director at Grace Covenant; Lynn Thomas, 
D.C.E. at Grace Covenant; Sheila Geitner, D.C.E. 
at First Church Asheville, along with Marcy 
Onieal, Mike Thomas, Wendy Leupen, Eva and 
Michael Green, and Betty Jean Pritchard. 

The cast having solo parts were Laura Burk- 
hardt, Walter Denning, Shelley Greenawalt, Jim 
Hudson, Stephen Huff, Margaret Hughes, Con- 
stance Richards, Stephanie Rhodes, and Jacquie 
Smith. Other cast members were Michael Bak- 
er, Lura Churchill, Susan Hudson, Alixanna and 
Sarah McAnally, Taylor McGirt, Saint Claire 
Ready, Elizabeth Weaver and LeNoir White. 
Flutist was Lynne Tescione. 

Through lots of hard work on the part of 
these young folks, a truly moving celebration of 
the Living Christ was revealed. 

Laura C. Davis are members of the Commission 
Invited Guests - The Rev. Russell C. 
Jonas, III, Grace Presbytery 
The Rev. Lewis Sanderford, Fincastle Presbytery 
Elder S. Terry Withers, Albemarle Presbytery 

8) Adopted recommendations of the Mission 
Committee as follows: 

a) That Ms. Margaret Montgomery, Staff 
Associate for World Service PC(USA), Atlan- 
ta, address Presbytery. 

b) That Ginnie Stevens, Hunger Action 
Enabler, address Presbytery. 

c) That Presbytery change the date of the 
fall meeting to Tuesday, October 8, 1985. 

9) Presbytery Council Report was received as 
information. 

10) Heard the Report on Candidates and ap- 
proved the recommendation that Richard White 
be received as a candidate for the ministry. The 
sponsoring church is Montreat. 

11) Heard the Report of the C.E. Committee 
and approved the following recommendations: 

a) That Asheville Presbytery's Christian 
Educators be invited to attend the spring Pas- 
tor's retreat. Continued on page 4 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



May 1985 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1985 

June 3, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 

for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 
June 4, 1985 — Candidates Committee meets 

at First Church, Asheville at 1 p.m. 
June 4-12, 1985 — GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

meets at Indianapolis, Ind. 
June 9-12, 1985 — NCPWC, Session I, Mon- 
treal NC 
June 12-15, 1985 — NCPWC, Session II, Mon- 
treal NC 
June 18, 1985 — CE Committee meets at 

Etowah Presbyterian Church at 12 o'clock 

Noon. 
June 18, 1985 — Mission Committee meets at 

First Church, Asheville at 4 p.m. 
June 20, 1985 — Committee on Ministry meets 

at First Church, Asheville at 5 p.m. 
June 21-23, 1985 — Men's Conference, Banner 

Elk, NC. 
June 27, 1985 — Presbytery Council meets at 

First Church, Asheville at 3 p.m. 
July 3, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 

for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 
July 13, 1985 — Asheville Presbytery meets 

at Grace Covenant Church. Registration 

9-9:30 a.m. 
August 5, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 

for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
Sept. 4, 1985 — Last day to receive articles for 

OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
Sept. 10, 1985 — Candidates Committee meets 

at Asheville First Church; 1 p.m. 
Sept. 17, 1985 — CE. Committee Retreat 

(Place to be announced) 
Sept. 17, 1985 — Mission Committee meets at 

Asheville First Church; 4 p.m. 
Sept. 24, 1985 — Presbyterian Council meets at 

Asheville First Church; 3 p.m. 
October 8, 1985 — Asheville Presbytery meets 

at Westminster, Asheville, N.C.; Registration 

9-9:30 a.m. 



Notice 



As of March 1, 1985, all memorial gifts 
should be sent directly to the Presbyterian 
Home for Children, Rt. 1, Box 244, Black 
Mountain, NC 28711. All telephone inquiries 
regarding memorial gifts are referred to Tele- 
phone No. 686-3666 (Mr. McKenzie's Office). 



Memorial Gift for The 

Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 





In Memory 


Of 












name of deceased 






Note: If your gin 


is a LIVING memorial (i.e., 


Birthday, Anniversary, 


etc.) give details 


for acknowledgement. 














correct name 


for mail, 


please 












complete address for mail, please 












Donor's Address 









Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable lo: 

Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, Rt. 1, Box 244, 
Black Mountain, NC 28711 

(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient 
information is given in blanks above). Telephone: (704) 686-3666. 



fffletnarial (Stfta 



- Wayne & Iva Duncan, 
Leander Johnson, Hen- 



Achilli, Oscar, Niagara Falls, N.Y. 
Penrose, N.C. 

Allen, Fred, Hendersonville, N.C - 
dersonville, N.C. 

Allen, F. Elwood — Mary R. Cohn and Allison C. McKinney, 
Hendersonville, N.C. 

Bailey, Marion Fry — Kathryn S. Byer, Cullowhee, N.C. 

Bain, Pamela J. — Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Roberts, Brevard, N.C. 

Berney, Mr. Sol, Asheville — Mrs. Florence I. Ryan, Asheville, 
N.C. 

Brittain, Mrs. Pearl L., Hendersonville, N.C. — Mr. and Mrs. 
E.H. Miller, Babson Park, FLA. 

Brown, Rev. Everett, St. Louis, Mo. — Mrs. R.W. Reagan, 
Asheville, N.C. 

Campbell, Carrie Mae — Kathryn S. Byer, Cullowhee, N.C. 

Combs, Bert L., Indianapolis, Indiana — Mrs. Edward 
Hathaway, Brevard, N.C. 

Corpening, Mrs. Opal C, Franklin, Indiana — Women of 
Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Asheville, N.C. 

Dendy, Mr. J.B., Asheville, N.C — D.W. Brosnan, Asheville, 
N.C. 

Dynarski, Frank — Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Heckendorn, II, 
Aiken, S.C. 

Edney, Mrs. Mary Jo — Sen. and Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hender- 
sonville, N.C. 

Ensley, Mrs. Nora, Bryson City, N.C — Felix and Nelle Potts, 
Bryson City, N.C. 

Foderico, Michelel Sherie, Wilmette, III. — Mrs. and Mrs. 
Robert Stewart Patterson, Asheville, N.C. 

Fieldhouse, Helen, Zirconia, N.C — Dr. and Mrs. Leonard 
Barber, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Flatow, Gary, Tennessee — Mrs. R.W. Reagan, Asheville, N.C. 

Galloway, Minnie, Waynesville, N.C — Circle #4, Waynesville 
Presbsyterian Church, Waynesville, N.C. 

Gilbert, William W. — Mrs. Faye R. Barnard, Asheville, N.C. 

Gray, Mrs. J.A., Sr., Sylva, N.C — Mrs. T.C. Gray and Family, 
Hayesville, N.C. 

Hardin, Mr. Jim, Canton, N.C — Mr. and Mrs. Emery S. 
Mathis, Canton, N.C. 

Harmon, Giles, Asheville — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Flynn, 
Brevard, N.C. 

Higdon, Margaret — Mr. and Mrs. PR. Bennett, Bryson City, 
N.C. 

Huntsinger, Charles C, Asheville, N.C — Women of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville, N.C. 

Johnson, Mrs. Bessie Fortune, Asheville, N.C — Mr. and Mrs. 
Howard Runnion, Fletcher, N.C, Mrs. Louise E. McMil- 
lan, Asheville, N.C, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Plummer, Black 
Mountain, N.C, Helen C. McClure, Asheville, N.C. 

Johnson, Mrs. Lester O., Hendersonville, N.C — Dr. and Mrs. 
Leonard Barber, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Koneman, Mrs. Irene, Hendersonville, N.C — Mrs. R.W. 
Reagan, Asheville, N.C. 

Lampley, Mrs. Peggy C, Hendersonville, N.C — Dr. and Mrs. 
Leonard Barber, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Lanning, H. Waldo, Asheville, N.C — Mrs. Louise E. McMil- 
lian, Asheville, N.C, Miss Ethel Morris, Asheville, N.C, 
Women of Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Asheville, N.C, 
Dot and Ben Stanfiel, Asheville, N.C, Mrs. Walter Alex- 
ander, Asheville, N.C, Mrs. Eva R. Ballard, Asheville, N.C. 

McAbee, Mrs. Walter, Zirconia, N.C — Sen. and Mrs. Bo 
Thomas, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Pelton, Mrs. Dick, Rockville, Maryland — Mrs. Arthur M. 
Hughes, Asheville, N.C. 

Pichler, Mrs. Annie G., Bryson City, N.C — Mr. and Mrs. 
Philip E. Brintnall, Bryson City, N.C. 

Rauch, Mr. Rudolph, Asheville, N.C — Dr. and Mrs. Leonard 
Barber, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Rice, Edsel T, Hendersonville, N.C — Dr. and Mrs. Corbin 
O. Williams, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Rogers, Alta McKillop, Hendersonville, N.C — Margaret 
Selle, Linda Dense, & Ruby Le Quire, Brevard, N.C. 

Roper, Mr. Ernest, Sr., Hendersonville, N.C. — Dr. and Mrs. 
Leonard Barber, Hendersonville, NC. 

Shelby, Mr. Johnny, Hazelwood, N.C — Hazelwood Presby- 
terian Church, Hazelwood, N.C, Gordon and Sue Hoop- 
er, Chillicothe, Ohio, Betty and Al Tucker, Spring Valley, 
Ohio. 

Smith, Rachel H., Harrisburg, N.C — Mr. and Mrs. R.D. 
Eskridge, Asheville, N.C. 

Smithson, Mrs. Sara A. — Marianna A. Williams, Asheville, 
N.C. 

Stanfield, Mrs. Louise A., Jackson, MS — Mr. and Mrs. L J. 
Pyle, Bristol, TN, Mr. and Mrs. Troy Johnson, Greensboro, 
N.C. 

Stonesifer, Mrs. Mollie, Belleaire, FLA — Mr. Stanley Capps, 
Asheville, N.C. 

Summers, Miss Linda — Mr. and Mrs. Gus M. Devlin, 
Asheville, N.C. 

Vassey, Mr. and Mrs. E.E. — Mrs. Emma Lou McMinn, 
Brevard, N.C. 

Vassey, Lorainne — Mrs. Emma Lou McMinn, Brevard, N.C. 

Waters, Blanche B. — Mr. and Mrs. Paul Berry, Henderson- 
ville, N.C, Gladys Bailey, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Whitmire, Mrs. Jane — Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Plummer, Black 
Mountain, N.C, The Family of James R. Fawcett, Sr., 
Asheville, N.C, Winifred Lee, Asheville, N.C, Mrs. Roland 
J. Whitmire, Asheville, N.C. 




The Young Person of 

the Month at the 

Presbyterian Home 

Donette Michelle Rhodes has been at the 
Home for nearly three years. She is a senior at 
Charles D. Owen High School and will gradu- 
ate during the month of May, 1985. 

Donette is a very responsible and outgoing 
girl. Being the oldest, she has been a big sister 
to the other young folks at the Home. She has 
been a leader in many areas and has assisted in 
the Presbytery Office in getting out the OUR 
MOUNTAIN WORK. 

Plans are in the making for Donette to be 
married to Stuart Hicks of Black Mountain on 
June 15. She will be married on the campus of 
the Presbyterian Home with all her friends 
present. 

Though we are sorry to see Donette leave, we 
send her off with our love and best wishes for 
a very happy future. 

Continued from page 3 

b) That Miss Rebecca Burke, Moderator of 
Senior High Youth Council, address Presbytery. 

c) That the Peacemaking Task Force address 
Presbytery and that a resolution supporting the 
voice of Christian conscience be received as in- 
formation and n rinted in the Minutes. 

d) That each Church Session appoint a 
youth observer to attend the Stated Summer 
Meeting of Asheville Presbytery. 

12) Heard the Report of the Nominating Com- 
mittee and approved the following recommen- 
dations: 

a) Commissioners to the Synod of N.C. 
meeting at Lynchburg, VA, May 30 - June 1: : 
Ministers: John K. Abernethy, C. Duane Ar- 
mistead, Hugh F. Ash, James R. Crook, C. Grier 
Davis, Wayne H. Davis, Robert Earnest and 
Robert Gruber. Elders: Sam Young (Westmin- 
ster), J. Patrick Price (West Asheville), Furman 
Robertson (Waynesville), Juanita Stock (Warren 
Wilson), Mary Congdon (Trinity), Virginia 
Clark (Sylva), Mike Wilson (Riceville), and Neal 
Dunwoody (Reems Creek); and Youth Delegate, 
Rebecca Burke. 

b) The Rev. Malcolm Maccubbin for the 
Coordinating Council of the Synod of N.C. 

c) Kevin Gourley as theological student ad- 
visory delegate to G.A. 

d) The Rev. Hugh F. Ash and Miss Rebec- 
ca Burke to report to Presbytery at its July meet- 
ing regarding the N.C. Synod meeting. 

13) Heard the Annual Report of the Pres- 
byterian Home for children expressing thanks 
to all the churches for their support of the 
Home. 

14) Heard the Rev. Andrew Schramm report 
for the Resolution and Thanks Committee. 

15) Adjourned to meet on July 13, 1985 at the 
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church. 

May 1985 

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June 1985 



197th General Assembly Meets 
in Indianapolis, Indiana 



While this issue of OMW is at press, the 197th General As- 
sembly will be meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. Elected at the 
January 22nd meeting of Asheville Presbytery to be Commis- 
sioners to General Assembly are the Reverend William Serjak 
of First Church, Sylva; Mrs. Ginny Stevens of Grace Covenant 
Church, Asheville; Miss Elizabeth Brooks (Youth Delegate) of 
the New Hope Church, Arden; and Mr. Kevin Gourley (Theo- 
logical Student Advisory Delegate) of Grace Covenant Church, 
Asheville. 

Many controversial, social issues and important matters for 
the future shape of the church will concern and confront the 
commissioners to this meeting. Numerous overtures and study 
papers will be presented which have opposing points. The so- 
cial issues will include divestment in South Africa, sanctuary 
for Central American refugees, U.S. Policy in that region, gener- 
al economic policy and the abortion issues. Loyal church men 
and women who have served Christ and the PCUSA faithfully 
for many years find themselves in disagreement regarding many 
social issues. Regardless of one's position on any issue, the bond 
we have in Christ is far stronger than personal opinions about 
any matter. 

A new Moderator of the General Asembly for the year 
1985-86 will be elected succeeding Harriet Nelson, of Napa, 
California. Three ministers and an elder are candidates. 

The Reverend Harry Del Valle, executive director of Puerto 
Rico Industrial Mission, Inc. has a pastorate at the Glenview 
Church in Ponce, PR. He holds a divinity degree from the Evan- 
gelical Seminary of Puerto Rico and a master's degree in eco- 
nomics from New School for Social Research in N.Y. He is 
endorsed for moderator by Southwest Presbytery, PR. Previ- 
ous work includes director of the Hispanic Mission Develop- 
ment for Long Island Presbytery; instructor in philosophy and 
economics at the Interamerican University, San German, PR.; 
moderator of the National Hispnaic Presbyterian Caucus; mem- 
ber of the Support Agency Board; and moderator of the 
ministerial relations committee of Southwest Presbytery. 

The Reverend James D. O'Dell, pastor of Trinity Church in 
Cherry Hill, N.J. is a graduate of DePauw University and 
Princeton Theological Seminary. He was in the U.S. Army and 
served as a Russian language interpreter. He was on the visita- 
tion team of the WCC to South Africa in 1983 prior to the Van- 
couver Assembly. 

continued on page 2 



Synod of N.C. 
Holds Historic Meeting 

May 30 - June 1 

The Synod of North Carolina held its annual meeting this 
year, May 30-June 1, the same time and place as the Synod of 
the Virginias and the Synod of the Piedmont. This meeting took 
place at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia. It is the first 
time in Synod's 172-year history that it has met with other syn- 
ods. This joint meeting took place becase they are negotiating 
with each other over new boundaries for synods and presbyteries 
since the former United Presbyterian Synod of the Piedmont 
overlaps both former PCUS Synods, North Carolina and the 
Virginias. 

The theme of the meeting was "Celebrating Christ's Recon- 
ciling Power!' Moderator Sally L. McQueen, a laywoman from 
Statesville who has been active on all levels of the church, 
opened the meeting; and after the organization of the Court, 
she gave her report as retiring moderator. 

On Thursday evening at a joint communion service, the 
Reverend Elayne Hyman Bass of Oxon Hill, Maryland spoke 
on human rights. She has been strongly involved in human- 
rights advocacy and is recognized as a resource person for hu- 
man rights. 

On Friday morning after a joint worship service, the three 
groups of commissioners met for a program on human rela- 
tions led by Dr. Dudley Flood, associate superintendent of 
schools in North Carolina. At a session Friday afternoon a 
report from the Boundaries Committee was heard. Coordina- 
tor for worship for the three-day session was the Reverend Vin 
Harwell of Alexandria, Virginia. 

Elected Moderator for 1985-86 was the Reverend Alfred E. 
Thomas, Presbytery Executive of Orange Presbytery, who 
presided over the meeting. Before accepting the call with Orange 
Presbytery in 1983, Thomas spent thirteen years as director of 
Synod's Career and Personal Counseling service and spent 
eleven years as counselor and chaplain in Synod ministry at the 
state institutional complex at Butner, as well as serving several 
pastorates. 

There were approximately 220 commissioners from North 
Carolina in attendance - a few hundred less than last year due 
to a new formula for representation. Representing the Presbytery 
of Asheville at this meeting were: Ministers - John K. Aberne- 
thy, C. Duane Armistead, Hugh F. Ash, James R. Crook, C. 
Grier Davis, Wayne H. Davis, Robert Earnest and Robert 
Gruber; Elders - Sam Young (Westminster), J. Patrick Price or 
Alternate Headlee Howard (West Asheville), Furman Robert- 
son (Waynesville), Juanita Stock (Warren Wilson), Mary Cong- 
don (Trinity), Virginia Clerk (Sylva), Mike Wilson (Riceville), 
and Neal Dunwoody (Reems Creek). 



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Ministers Retreat 
Planned 

The "somewhat"annual retreat of the ministers of Asheville 
Presbytery will take place on November 4 and 5 at the "In 
The Oaks" Retreat Center in Black Mountain, NC. All 
ministers and D.C.E.'s who are in active service in our Pres- 
bytery are invited to come. The Committee on Ministry will 
be responsible for this retreat and will furnish details later. 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



June 1985 



Men's Rally 

Presbyterian Home 

August 15, 1985 

6 p.m. 

Chicken barbecue will be served by our good 
friend, Gus Kooles, of the Oak Forest Church. 
All men of the Asheville Presbytery and their 
friends are invited to attend this annual affair 
on the grounds of the Presbyterian Home for 
Children at Black Mountain, NC. 

Please note change in the date of this meet- 
ing. A number of churches have requested this 
due to getting their summer guests involved in 
their activities. 

We have been very fortunate to get as speak- 
er, John C. Lotz, assistant athletic director at 
the University of North Carolina. John is one 
of the nation's foremost motivational speakers 
and has long been associated with successful ath- 
letic programs. He served for eight years as the 
top assistant basketball coach for Dean Smith 
at the University of N.C. and during his tenure, 
led the Tarheels to win many honors. In 1973 
Lotz was named head basketball coach at the 
University of Florida where he quickly developed 
the Gators into giant killers along with winning 
SEC Coach of the Year honors. He won his se- 
cond Coach of the Year award from UPI in 1977 
and his fellow coaches voted him the prestigious 
Adolph Rupp Award given to the league's top 
coach. He was also honored by the Fellowship 
of Christian Athletes as that organization's Na- 
tional Coach of the Year. Since leaving the 
coaching ranks sidelines, Lotz has drawn on his 
experience to speak throughout the U.S. at 
camps and banquets. He is an annual speaker 
at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes summer 
conference as well as numerous basketball camps 
including Dean Smith's Carolina Basketball 
School. Lotz is recognized as one of the nation's 
top experts on shooting technique and is an ac- 
complished clinician on the subject. 

Lotz was born in Flushing, NY, one of four 
sons of the Reverend John and Adelaine Lotz. 
He attended Baylor University and received both 
his bachelor's and master's degrees from East 
Texas State University. He and his wife, Vicki, 
are the parents of two daughters. 



continued from page 1 

Reverend O'Dell has been moderator of his 
presbytery and chair of a number of its com- 
mittees; served on committees of the Synod of 
the Northeast and was a commissioner to Gener- 
al Assembly in 1969; was a member of the 
General Assembly Mission Council from 
1977-83 and was chair of the Council's Commit- 
tees on Joint Strategy on Church Union, the 
Committee on Administrative Implications of 
Church Union and its personnel committee. He 
was an offical delegate from our denomination 
to the Sixth Assembly of the WCC in Vancou- 
ver, BC in 1983 and is a member of the Wither- 
spoon Society. The West Jersey Presbytery 
endorses him for moderator. 

The Reverend Robert L. Thompson, Execu- 
tive Presbyter of Southwest Florida Presbytery, 
is endorsed as Moderator by Southwest Florida 
and Georgia Presbyteries. Mr. Thompson was 
executive of West Florida Presbytery (UPC) from 
1975-82, when it became a union presbytery; 
served the union presbytery as executive, and 
then was elected to his present position when the 
new presbytery was formed after reunion. 

He served churches in Ohio before going to 
Florida to be pastor of Pinecrest United Pres- 
bytery Church in Miami. He has been named 
Pastor of the year in both Florida and Ohio and 
has been moderator of presbyteries both in Flori- 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



Hayesville 
Presbyterian Church 

Hayesville, NC 

The Hayesville Presbyterian Church is pleased 
to announce the marriage of their pastor, the 
Reverend Gordon Gartrell, to Miss Dorothy 
Anita Custer from Jonesboro, Arkansas, on 
June 15 at the First Presbyterian Church of 
Jonesboro. Dorothy has her BSE degree from 
Arkansas State University and received her 
Masters in Christian Education from PSCE, 
Richmond, Virginia, in May. Dorothy has been 
a teacher of missionary children in Brazil for two 
years with our Board. Congratulations Gordon 
and Dorothy. 



New Hope 
Presbyterian Church 

Arden, NC 

The New Hope Presbyterian Church has 
received a grant of $150,000.00 from the Janirve 
Foundation toward the construction of our 
church home. Thanks be to God! We hope to 
begin construction of the building sometime this 
summer. 

In the meantime, we continue to be a "pilgrim 
people!' During the summer months we are wor- 
shiping in the Cafeteria at T.C. Roberson High 
School, Overlook Road, Skyland. The service 
of worship begins at 10 a.m. Visitors are always 
welcome. 



Grace Covenant 
Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, N.C. 

The Buncombe County Council on Aging re- 
cently presented 1985 Service Awards to eight 
Grace Covenant members: Foster Aldridge, Lynn 
Gleason, Henry Leupen, Marcy and Rob Onieal, 
Jack and Ruth Renfroe, and Jack Schifflin. 

These eight volunteers completed 18 installa- 
tions of winterization materials, out of 81 by all 
Council on Aging volunteers with an average 
time of three hours per installation. Carolina 
Power and Light provided the materials for 
homes of elderly, low-income, and handicapped 
persons through a program called "Communi- 
ty Energy Watch". 

Children from age 3 to grade 6 begin tuning- 
up for July's Wonderful Wednesday - four of 
them - from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. Weather per- 
mitting, sack lunches will be enjoyed under the 
big oak trees on the lawn. There will be assem- 
blies, singing, crafts, Bible stories, snack-time, 
and recreation. There will be three groups: ages 
3-K, grades 1-4, and grades 5-6. The schedule 
will be: 

July 10 - "The Wonder of Water" 

July 17 - "I'm a Child of God" 

July 24 - "Biblical Pursuit" 

July 31 - "We are the Body of Christ" 
The planning team is Charlene Morris, Nancy 
Thrash, Lynn Thomas, and Steve Allen. 



Brevard-Davidson 
River Church 

Brevard, N.C. 

Women of the Church 
Celebrate 100th Anniversary 

Women of the Brevard-Davidson River Pres- 
byterian Church celebrated the organization's 
100th birthday on May 2, and it was a very spe- 
cial occasion. 

The women attending the event were all 
dressed in beautiful floral hats and white gloves 
as they helped celebrate the 100th anniversary 
of the organization's beginning back in 1885. At 
that time the group gathered for quilting par- 
ties to make quilts for the preacher and for work- 
ing sessions to make garments for the needy, etc. 

Historical notes refer to Emma Miller as first 
president of the Women's Auxiliary. The month- 
ly dues for membership were 5 cents, and the 
amount collected totaled $7.20 for that first year 
of 1885. Of that amount, $6 was given as a mis- 
sionary contribution. 

Last Thursday's birthday celebration was a 
"pink luncheon" reminiscent of the "pink teas" 
given by the early members of the Women of 
the Church. There was plenty of tea served dur- 
ing the luncheon, but also colorful pink 
lemonade was available to help carry out the 
theme. Brevard-Davidson River's fellowship hall 
was all decorated in pink, and a number of the 
women were wearing pink hats and dresses in 
honor of the occasion. 

Before luncheon was served, a film of the 
elderly and aging was shown by Shirley Barnes, 
followed by a reading of the organization's 
100-year history by Barbara Prugh. President of 
the Women of the Church Jinny Heckert then 
previewed the future of the organization. 

Helen Crais headed a committee in charge of 
the "pink" decorations and Betty Bessette was 
social chairman for the affair. Barbara Fetty was 
chairman of the birthday luncheon committee 
that made certain that there was plenty of food 
available for the 80-plus women attending. 
(Article written by Bill Norris, Staff Writer of 
The Transylvania Times, Brevard) 



First Presbyterian 
Church 

Hendersonville, NC 

We welcome John Robert Crawley of 
Asheville as our organist-choirmaster. John's 
educational background includes a bachelor of 
music degree from Eastman School of Music, 
a master of music from Temple University. He 
has also studied with noted instructors in piano, 
organ, harpsichord, choral conducting, accom- 
panying and chamber music. 

He has served as organist-choirmaster in 
several large churches and has had experience 
composing special church music, accompanying 
well-known soloists and various groups, direct- 
ing children's choirs, and working with summer 
stock theater. This is but a brief summary of his 
varied and extensive musical background. 

We share John's excitement and enthusiasm 
for the potential of a growing music ministry 
here at First Presbyterian. 



June 1985 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 




Women of the Church 
Asheville Presbytery 



Georgette Stiens 
President 



It seems only a few weeks ago, rather than 
months, that it all began. It has been an excit- 
ing year, and we have seen the evidence of the 
work of the Holy Spirit at work through each 
of you. Our grateful thanks for your love, con- 
cern and faithfulness. God would not want us 
to stand still and reflect on what we have done. 
We must continue to Serve wherever we are 
called. Each of us has at least one gift. In this 
year let us concentrate on how our gifts can 
make us more effective. 

We have had an update from the UPW/WOC 
Working Team. They are deeply grateful for all 
the effort that was made to share and interpret 
the preliminary design at our Annual Meeting. 
We were asked to convey their thanks to all of 
you who participated. They appreciated your 
concern and responses. 

Now — we can give you a few positive answers. 
With the first 6,000 responses tabulated, the 
team agreed that there was enough evidence to 
change the proposed name to Presbyterian 
Women. (You did make a difference!) Other 
areas in which the responses have already guid- 
ed the Working Team to review its preliminary 
design further include the purpose, role of ena- 
blers, some of the connections between levels of 
the organization and the plan and costs for staff- 
ing. You will have an annual Bible Study, and 
we will have special offerings. With every redraft 
of the Proposed Design you will see more struc- 
ture. Their aim, however, is to maintain flexibility 
and choices. 

Through the summer, the Working Team will 
be gathering responses to the revised plan for 
Presbyterian Women. There will be hearings at 
the Montreat Women's Conference and at the 
National Meeting of UPW at Purdue and at 
other summer conferences. The final draft of the 
proposal, done in late October 1985, will be vot- 
ed on by women in the summer of 1986. The 
plan goes to General Assembly for action in 
Summer 1987 and will be celebrated and im- 
plemented the summer of 1988. 

Please remember that this is not the final 
plan! There is plenty of time to tell them what 
you think and want. Final revisions are sched- 
uled for late October. At both Montreat and 
Purdue, hearings will be held to give you a 
chance to hear further the hopes women have 
for this new program. In addition, there will be 
workshops for Presidents at Montreat. If you 
plan to attend bring your Preliminary Plan with 
you. 



TIMELINE: 

October, 1985 
Summer, 1986 



Develop final plan 
Official UPW/WOC 
approval of plan 
Summer, 1987 G.A. approval 
Summer, 1988 Celebration and 

implementation 
PRESIDENTS, have you sent your list of 
officers and their phone numbers to Ruth Shul- 
er? You will find her address in your last news- 
letter. 



New Executive Director 

Montreat 

Conference Center 

The Mountain Retreat Association's trustees 
have named the Reverend H. William Peterson 
as the new executive director of the conference 
center, succeeding the Reverend Samuel Hope, 
who resigned as of December 31, 1984. 

Mr. Peterson served as executive of the 
Western Kentucky Presbytery for nine years and 
was associate executive for four years. Prior to 
serving Western Kentucky Presbytery, Mr. Peter- 
son served as director of youth ministry for the 
Board of Christian Education for the Presby- 
terian Church (US) and was a pastor in 
Kentucky. 

The Reverend Peterson, a native of Plainfield, 
N.J., is a graduate of Center College and Louis- 
ville Seminary. He and Mrs. Peterson (Elizabeth) 
are the parents of four children. 

Synod of N.C., 

Presbyterian Church, 

USA, Begins House 

Exchange Service 

Those living in North Carolina affiliated with 
the Presbyterian Church, USA who might be in- 
terested in exchanging their dwelling for vaca- 
tions with others affiliated with the Presbyterian 
Church, USA in North Carolina may send their 
name, address and telephone number to: 
Rev. Jack Dail 
P.O. Box 1137 
Burgaw, North Carolina 28425 

The names, addresses and telephone numbers 
of those who respond will be compiled and 
mailed out to all those who express an interest. 
Contacts may then be made through the use of 
the compiled listing. 

This service is under the direction of the 
Synod of North Carolina, Presbyterian Church, 
USA. 



continued from page 2 

da and Ohio. He has served on the Program and 
Resourcing Cabinet of the PCUS and was an 
official observer at the Vancouver, B.C., Assem- 
bly of the WCC. He is a graduate of Grove City 
College and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 
where he also earned a D.Min. degree. 

Mr. William H. Wilson, an elder in the 
McAllen, Texas Church is a rancher, consultant 
geologist, and seismic interpreter for major oil 
companies. He has been moderator of South 
Texas Presbytery and is the first moderator of 
the Synod of the Sun. He has served as chair 
of a synod task force on Mexican-American 
Concerns; served on the PCUS restructuring 
committee in 1968; was a commissioner in '69 
and was on the General Assembly Mission Board 
from 1979-82 where he chaired the GA Work- 
shop on Pastoral Care for Church Professionals. 

Mr. Wilson is a graduate of the University of 
Oklahoma, was an instructor in geology at Bay- 
lor University, served in the U.S. Navy in WWII 
and also served in the Korean conflict. He is en- 
dorsed for moderator by Mission, Tres Rio, and 
Indian Nations Presbyteries and by the Synod 
of the Sun. 

Word just received - the newly elected Moder- 
ator for the Presbyterian Church (USA), 
1985-86, is Mr. William H. Wilson, elected on 
the first ballot on June 5. 




CHURCHES In Action 

by Ginnie Stevens, 
Hunger Action Enabler 

In April you were introduced to Hunger Task 
Force members. This month we'll begin telling 
you about the efforts of some of Asheville Pres- 
bytery's churches to deal with hunger and 
poverty. Dick Rustay, Hunger Task Force mem- 
ber and member of Calvary Church, gives this 
report: 

Calvary United Presbyterian Church, one of 
the newest churches to join Asheville Presbytery, 
recently joined with other churches in combat- 
ing hunger by having members put a 2-cents-a- 
meal box on their dinner table to help remind 
them of the agreement the Session committed 
the church to. Once a month, this money is col- 
lected as a special offering. 

In keeping with its concern for the hungry, 
Calvary Presbyterian Church also hosted the 
shelter for the homeless the first week in May. 
The shelter, recently started under the auspices 
of The Asheville-Buncombe Community Chris- 
tian Ministry, feeds and provides overnight 
shelter for fifteen persons each night of the year. 
Its main base is at St. Lawrence Catholic Church 
and volunteers from over thirty churches in the 
Asheville area furnish food and act as hosts each 
evening. Because of a prior need for the space, 
the shelter moved to the basement of the Calvary 
Church. Members of Calvary served as some of 
the hosts and also provided part of the meals. 
One Calvary volunteer remarked, "I discovered 
it wasn't what I was doing for them but what 
they did for me!" The words of Jesus leap out. 
"As much as you have done it to the least of 
these, my brothers, you have done it unto me!' 

Loving Way 
Campaign Update 

THE LOVING WAY CAMPAIGN total has 
exceeded $1 million and campaign leaders expect 
the total to grow considerably as additional gifts 
are received from the Asheville Area and Presby- 
terian Leadership phases, and as Deferred gifts 
in the form of bequests are confirmed. 

General Chairman, John F. Shuford, ex- 
pressed his gratitude for the work of over 100 
volunteers whose efforts and interest made this 
result possible. 

The four major phases of the campaign were: 
Advance gifts headed by Robert S. Patterson; 
Black Mountain/Swannanoa Valley with Alfred 
and Betty Tyson as co-chairmen; O.E. Starnes, 
Jr., headed the Asheville Area phase and the 
Presbyterian Leadership phase was directed by 
Rayburn H. Dean. In addition to these phases, 
special emphasis was placed on securing Alumni, 
Deferred and Foundation gifts. 

At the direction of the Home's Board of 
Trustees, the campaign office will remain open 
to process new gifts and receive payments on 
previous pledges. In addition, the office will 
pursue an active development program. Mrs. 
Anne O. Warren, widow of the Rev. Dr. Paul F. 
Warren, will manage the office. Plans are to 
operate the office from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday 
through Friday. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



June 1985 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1985 

July 3, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 

for Our Mountain Work. 
July 4, 1985 — HOLIDAY, Presbytery Office 

closed. 
July 13, 1985 — Asheville Presbytery meets 

at Grace Covenant Church. Registration 

9-9:30 a.m. 
July 25, 1985 — Presbyterian Home Board of 

Trustees Meeting, PHC at Black Mountain, 

6:00 p.m. 
August 5, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 

for Our Mountain Work. 
August 17, 1985 — WOC Council Meeting 

(Place to be announced). 
August 17, 1985 — Committee on Represen- 
tation, Asheville First Church, 10 a.m. 
Sept. 2, 1985 — HOLIDAY, Presbytery Office 

closed. 
Sept. 4, 1985 — Last day to receive articles for 

OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
Sept. 10, 1985 — Candidates Committee meets 

at Asheville First Church; 1 p.m. 
Sept. 17, 1985 — C.E. Committee Retreat 

(Place to be announced). 
Sept. 17, 1985 — Mission Committee meets at 

Asheville First Church; 4 p.m. 
Sept. 21, 1985 — WOC Fall Training Day, 

Hendersonville First Church (Time to be an- 
nounced). 
Sept. 24, 1985 — Presbyterian Council meets at 

Asheville First Church; 3 p.m. 
Sept. 26, 1985 — Presbyterian Home Board of 

Trustees Meeting, PHC, Black Mountain, 

NC, 6 p.m. 
October 3, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 
for Our Mountain Work. 
October 8, 1985 — Asheville Presbytery meets 

at Westminster, Asheville, NC; Registration 

9-9:30 a.m. 
November 1-2, 1985 — WOC Fall Retreat, 

William Black Lodge, Montreat, NC (Time 

to be announced). 
November 4, 1985 — Last Day to receive 

articles for Our Mountain Work. 



RESOURCE CENTER 

by Cary McMullen 

The resource center of Asheville Presbytery 
has recently acquired two audio-visual resources 
on topics of current concern. "Winds of 
Change" is a 45-minute videotape consisting of 
a conversation between Bishop Desmond Tutu, 
the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner, and the 
Reverend Allan Boesak, past president of the 
World Alliance of Reformed Churches. Bishop 
Tutu and the Reverend Boesak discuss aspects 
of apartheid and South African society, its rela- 
tionship to the United States and prospects for 
the future, all from a Christian perspective. A 
study guide is included. The Presbytery's video- 
tape player is also available to show the tape, but 
must be reserved in advance. 

"Up Golden Creek — Changing the Future 
for Older People" is an 18-minute film- 
strip/cassette on the rising number of older peo- 
ple and how this may impact housing, health 
care, and family relationships. The filmstrip also 
shows how congregations can help to avoid 
resentment toward the elderly and involve them 
in church and community life. There is a discus- 
sion and study guide as well. Filmstrip projectors 
are also available. They need not be reserved in 
advance, but may be reserved to guarantee avail- 
ability. To check out or reserve these or other 
materials, contact Cary McMullen, Presbytery's 
Resource Center Coordinator; Tuesdays or Fri- 
days; 9:15-5:00 o'clock. 



memorial (SiftB 



Abbott, Mrs. Emma, Canton, N.C. — Women of Canton 

Presbyterian Church, Canton, N.C; June Scroggs, Canton, 

N.C; Armelda & Tate Barlow, Canton, N.C. 
Adams, Mr. Albert, Altanta, GA — Senator & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville, N.C. 
Anderson, Miss Elizabeth Ann, Hendersonville, N.C — 

Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, N.C. 
Bargeon, Mrs. Violet, Orlando, FL — Women of Sylva 

Presbyterian Church, The Associates in the ERA-Jackson 

County Realty Office, Sylva, N.C. 
Becker, Mary Little, Charlotte, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. R.D. 

Eskridge, Asheville, N.C. 
Brittain, Pearl — Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Galloway, Brevard, N.C. 
Burchfield, Mr. W.M. — Lenora Juszczyk, Asheville, N.C. 
Butler, W. Lawrence, Hendersonville, N.C — Anna G. Pierce, 

Miss Maggie Good, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Graf, Jr., Hender- 
sonville, N.C. 
Christie, Marjorie Ann — Mrs. William Armstrong, Pisgah 

Forest, N.C. 
Clark, Cecil, Hendersonville, N.C. — Mr. & Mrs. Charles F. 

Graf, Jr., Hendersonville, N.C. 
Cox, Mrs. Hattie, East Flat Rock, N.C — Senator & Mrs. 

Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, N.C. 
Craig, Mr. George — Mrs. Allen M. Burdett, Asheville, N.C. 
Davis, Pryor L., Conyers, GA — Mildred B. Ray, Fannie B. 

Pullium, Lee & Nancy Nichols, Andrews, N.C. 
Davis, Scott — Mrs. Earl S. Gray, Asheville, N.C. 
Edleman, Maury A., Grand Rapids, Michigan — Mr. & Mrs. 

C.E. Weaver, Asheville, N.C. 
Eskridge, Mr. & Mrs. P.W., Rulherfordton, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. 

R.D. Eskridge, Asheville, N.C. 
Foard, Mr. Carson C, Asheville, N.C. — Mrs. C.B. Martin, 

Asheville, N.C. 
Glass, Mr. Edward, Chimney Rock, N.C — Women of 

Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Asheville, N.C. 
Gray, Mrs. Bessie, Franklin, N.C — Afternoon Circle, 

Franklin Presbyterian Church; The Ross David Family, . 

Demorest, GA. 
Harmon, Giles, Brevard, N.C — Charles L. Newland, M.D., 

Brevard, N.C; Mr. & Mrs. Howard E. Barnes, Pisgah Forest, 

N.C. 
Heiss, Jennie, Asheville, N.C. — Mr. & Mrs. C.E. Weaver, 

Asheville, N.C. 
Higdon, Mrs. Margaret, Bryson City, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. Phil 

Brintnaii, Bryson City, N.C. 
Holcombe, Mrs. Gladys — Mrs. Margaret Holcombe, 

Nashville, TN. 
Huntsinger, Mr. Charles, Asheville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. Harry 

Shotwell, Asheville, N.C. 
Hussey, Allan, Cullowhee, N.C — Ned & Edith Hyatt, 

Whittier, N.C; Women of Sylva Presbyterian Church, Sylva, 

N.C. 
Hutchinson, Miss Modine, Candler, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. Ned 

Morris, Canton, N.C. 
Hyams, Mr. Rollins, Asheville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. Ned 

Morris, Canton, N.C. 
Johnson, Mr. Vernon J., Hendersonville, N.C — Mr. Leander 

B. Johnson, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Kress, Dana Marian, Pompano Beach, FL — Mr. & Mrs. T.W. 

Pritchard, Jr., Asheville, N.C. 
Lanning, Mr. Waldo, Asheville, N.C — Mrs. Rachel H. 

Nelson, Asheville, N.C. 
McAllister, Mrs. A.P., Sr. — Mrs. L.P. Prince, Hendersonville, 

N.C. 
McArthur, P.H., Goldsboro, N.C — Adelene M. Parmele, 

Hendersonville, N.C. 
McCombs, Miss Bobbie Annette, Hendersonville, N.C. — 

Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, N.C. 
McDuffie, James H., Flat Rock, N.C — Mamie & Thayer 

Church, Asheville; Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hender- 
sonville, Mrs. L.B. McDonald, Hendersonville, Dr. & Mrs. 

Paul Hill, Flat Rock, N.C, P.H. Waggoner, Hendersonville, 

Mr. & Mrs. George Klick, Mr. & Mrs. George Burns, Robert 

K. & Minnie Sue Orr, Anna G. Pierce, Mr. & Mrs. K.B. 

Hysong, Miss Maggie Good, Hendersonville; Eleanor & 

Don Morros, Naples, N.C. 
Ncwhouse, Ruth — Mr. & Mrs. Ray Foster, Canton, N.C, 

Men of Canton Presbyterian Church, Canton, N.C. 
Patton, Mrs. F.J. — Dr. James P. Deavor, Emma Lou 

McMinn, Brevard, N.C. 
Parker, Mr. CT., Rock Island, III. — M/MB Page Roth, 

Hendersonville, N.C. 
Penland, Betty J., Weavervillc, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. Bryan 

D. Sheehan, Weaverville, N.C. 
Pickelsimer, Charles J., Asheville, N.C — Emma Lou 

McMinn, Brevard, N.C. 
Ryman, Mrs. CP. — Mildred & Redwood Nottingham, 

Asheville, N.C. 
Sentelle, Mrs. Bernice, Clyde, N.C — June Scroggs, Canton, 

N.C, Women of Canton Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Mildred 

C. Allison, Canton, N.C; Mrs. Maxine Palen, College Park, 
GA, Mr. & Mrs. Gardner Calvin, Canton, N.C. 

Taylor, Mr. David B., Franklin, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. Horace 

Nolen, Franklin, N.C; Betty Jo Stager, Franklin, N.C. 
Thompson, Mrs. Geneva Q., Hendersonville, N.C — Senator 

& Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, N.C. 
Trelogan, Mr. Charles, Asheville, N.C — Mrs. Dorothy 

Gaddy, Mr. & Mrs. Gus Devlin, Asheville, Mrs. Paul G. 

Larson, Little Falls, MN, Mr. R. Novell, Candler, N.C, Mr. 

M. Hudson, Candler, N.C. 




Young Person 
Of The Month 

Brett Smathers who is 12 years old and a sixth 
grader has been at the Home for three years 
along with a younger brother, Mike. Brett en- 
joys sports. He has been on the football, basket- 
ball and baseball teams. He is a very creative 
young fellow who enjoys drawing and making 
things. Brett is an active Boy Scout member and 
a member of the Handbell Choir at the First 
Church, Swannanoa. We salute you, Brett as the 
Young Person of the Month! 





Birthdays At 
The Home 




June: 


Russell Roberts 
Shelia Woodham 


6/14 
6/15 


July: 


Christi Buckner 
Herman Robinson 


7/6 
7/9 



Turner, Edward V., Oak Park, III. — Mrs. William Holden, 

Franklin, N.C. 
Vance, Mrs. Jeanette, Hendersonville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. Sam 

Cody, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur D. McDonald, Candler, N.C. 
Waggoner, M.B., Decatur, III. — W.H. & P.H. Waggoner, 

Hendersonville, N.C. 
Weir, Mr. Arthur, Asheville, N.C — Senator & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville, N.C. 
Whilmirc, Jane — Mr. & Mrs. Gus Devlin, Asheville, N.C. 
Williams, Rev. Arthur, Penney Farms, FL — Mr. & Mrs. 

Jack McCracken, Waynesville, N.C. 
Williford, Joseph W., Fayettevillc, N.C — Mildred B. Ray, 

Andrews, N.C, Fannie B. Pullium, Andrews, Lee and Nancy 

Nichols, Andrews, Fannie B. Pullium, Andrews, N.C. 
100th Birthday: Mrs. Henry T. Sharp, Sr., Newport News, VA 

— Hazel, Bill, Jim & Nink Swift, Waynesville, N.C. 
Birthday: Mr. Robert F. Colwell, Brevard, N.C — Mr. 

Robert L. Oates, Brevard, N.C. 



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General Assembly Council 
To Visit Montreat 



General Assembly Council of the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.), the principal policy-making body which has the 
responsibility for designing and implementing the structure and 
mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will meet in Mon- 
treat, August 14-18. Members of the Council will be available 
to visit in the churches of Asheville Presbytery on Sunday 
morning either to preach or to interpret the work of the General 
Assembly Council. Congregations interested in having a mem- 
ber of the General Assembly Council visit them on Sunday, 
August 18, should notify Presbytery Office immediately. This 
is the first time the General Assembly Council has met in North 
Carolina, and we are fortunate to have them in Asheville Pres- 
bytery. The Synod of North Carolina is hosting their meeting 
and the Mountain Retreat Association and the Historical Foun- 
dation are also providing hospitality for these friends from the 
General Assembly. 



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PRESBYTERY'S MEN 
OF THE CHURCH 

Meet at the Presbyterian Home for Children 
Thursday, August 15, 6:00 p.m. 

Chicken barbecue by Gus Kooles 

Speaker, John C. Lotz, Assistant Athletic Director UNC-C 

Presbyterian men and their friends are invited 



Ministers Retreat 

The "somewhat" annual retreat of the ministers of 
Asheville Presbytery will take place on November 4 and 5 
at the "In The Oaks" Retreat Center in Black Mountain, NC. 
All ministers and D.C.E!s who are in active service in our 
Presbytery are invited to come. The Committee on Ministry 
will be responsible for this retreat and will furnish details later. 



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New Seal of 
Presbyterian Church (USA) 

The seal of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is a symbolic 
statement of the church's heritage, identity and mission in con- 
temporary form. Its power depends upon both its simplicity 
and complexity, as well as its traditional and enduring qualities. 

The seal is designed with a simplicity which enables the viewer 
to retain the image in the mind's eye. The clean, carefully mea- 
sured lines and shapes can be readily recognized as a distinctive 
symbol, even when it is reduced to a very small image. Its in- 
ternal order and unity enable it to be applied in a variety of 
settings. By changing the size and color, the symbol may be 
used as a design for stationery, signs, or everyday objects, as 
part of a textile pattern, or as a piece of sculpture. It may be 
dramatically enlarged for banners or wall-hangings or executed 
in stained-glass. 

At the same time, the complexity of the seal stimulates the 
imagination and suggests several levels of meaning. The sym- 
bolic and visual qualities remind the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.) of its identity and call to be the servant of Jesus Christ. 

The basic symbols in the seal are the cross, Scripture, the dove, 
and flames. The dominant structural and theological element 
in the design is the cross — the universal and most ecumenical 
symbol of the Christian church. The cross represents the incar- 
nate love of God in Jesus Christ and his passion and resurrec- 
tion. Because of its association with Presbyterian history, the 
Celtic cross was chosen as a model for this contemporary 
rendering of the ancient symbol. In experimenting with the basic 
lines and shapes of the cross, the contour of a book began to 
emerge in the horizontal section, and the two center lines of 
the cross became the representation of an open book. This inte- 
gration of the horizontal dimensions of the cross with the book 
motif highlights the emphasis which the Reformed tradition has 
placed on the role of Scripture as a means of knowing God's 
word. 

The slightly-flared shape of the Celtic cross also makes pos- 
sible the transforming of the uppermost section into the shape 
of a descending dove. As a symbol of the Holy Spirit, the dove 
is intimately tied to the representation of the Bible, affirming 
the role of the Spirit in both inspiring and interpreting Scripture 
in the life of the church. The dove also symbolizes Christ's bap- 
tism by John and the peace and wholeness which his death and 
resurrection bring to a broken world. Beneath the image of the 

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continued from page 1 

book is the suggestion of a lectern or pulpit, 
which captures the important role of preaching 
in the history of Presbyterian worship. 

Integrated into the lower part of the design 
are flames which form an implied triangle, a 
traditional symbol of the Trinity. The flames 
themselves convey a double meaning: a symbol 
of revelation in the Old Testament when God 
spoke to Moses from the burning bush, and a 
suggestion of the beginning of the Christian 
church when Christ manifested himself to his 
apostles at Pentecost and charged them to be 
messengers of the good news of God's love. 

The triangle also suggests the nature of Pres- 
byterian government with its concern for balance 
and order, dividing authority between ministers 
of the Word and laypeople and between different 
governing bodies. This understanding of the 
church was based in part on an important idea 
in Reformed theology, the covenant, which God 
establishes with people to affirm God's enduring 
love and to call us to faith and obedience to Jesus 
Christ. 

In I Corinthians, Paul described the church 
as a body with many members, illustrating the 
pluralism of the church and the many gifts which 
God gives to its members. So also the seal's 
individual parts, when taken together, form an 
encompassing visual and symbolic unity, while 
not exhausting the richness of possible inter- 
pretations. 

Looking more closely at some of the visual 
components of the design, viewers may discover 
elements that seem to fuse with some of the 
more obvious theological symbols. In the shape 
of the descending dove, for example, one might 
also discern in the body of the bird, the form 
of a fish, an early-Christian sign for Christ, 
recalling his ministry to those who hunger. For 
some, the overall design evokes the calligraphy 
of ancient Hebrew and Greek manuscripts. 
Others have seen a baptismal font or a com- 
munion chalice. 

Equally important, the use of open space in 
the design conveys the vitality of life and the 
urgency of mission of the church as it strives to 
carry out its mission. The design therefore strikes 
a creative balance and tension between those 
forces of "ardor" and "order" which have 
characterized the history of Presbyterians in the 
United States. 

The formation of the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.) is the product of the union of the Pres- 
byterian Church in the U.S.A. and the United 
Presbyterian Church of North America in 1958 
to form the United Presbyterian Church in the 
U.S.A. and the reunion of the UPCUSA and the 
Presbyterian Church in the U.S. in 1983. This 
three-way union brought together thousands of 
people with diversity in theology, worship, and 
social attitudes. That union of three churches 
and the pluralism of their members is represent- 
ed in the three-fold quality of the cross and the 
graphic representation of diversity within unity. 
It also recalls John Calvin's commentary on Paul 
that "the union ought to be such that we form 
one body and one soul!' 

The colors used in the formal seal have both 
theological and traditional refrences. The use of 
blue provides a historical connection to earlier 
symbols including the seal of the Church of 
Scotland. Red suggests Christ's suffering, the 
presence of the spirit, revelation, and the on- 
going mission of the church. Gold is a majestic, 
regal color symbolizing refinement, purity, 
celebration and light. The symbol may be depict- 
ed in the various liturgical colors of the Christian 
year, in which violet is used for Advent and Lent, 
red for Good Friday and Pentecost, and green 
for the Sundays after Pentecost. 

(The description of the seal is from the brochures 
prepared by the Committee which developed it.) 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



First 
Presbyterian Church 

Highlands, NC 

The new pastor of First Presbyterian Church 
of Highlands, Dr. Ronald A. Botsford, was in- 
stalled on Sunday, June 2. It was a moving and 
impressive service and the charges to the pastor 
and to the congregation were deeply felt. 

The music was beautiful; "Bubba" Mc- 
Donald, an old and close friend of Ron's from 
the Commerce Presbyterian Church, sang "My 
Tribute", a favorite of just about everybody. 

Those taking part in the ceremony were the 
Rev. Charles S. Moore, Executive Presbyter; the 
Rev. Ike Kennerly, Pastor of the Brevard- 
Davidson Church; the Rev. Tyler Martin, Pastor 
of the Franklin Church, the Rev. Ben F. Ormand; 
Elder Marion Beegle of the Cullowhee Church, 
and elders of our church here in Highlands. 

The reception after the service was beautifully 
done by the WOC, and everyone enjoyed the 
chance to meet and talk informally over punch, 
cake and sandwiches. 

It was a great day for this church and proof 
once again that we are indeed blessed in the men 
God has sent to us! We all join in heartfelt 
thanks to our Pastoral Nominating Committee 
for their hard work, and the rich rewards of it. 

Brevard-Davidson 

River Presbyterian 

Church 

Brevard, N.C. 

L to R: Helen Crais, Thelma Hart, and Barbara 
Felty, participated at the WOC 100th Birthday 
Celebration on May 2. (Photo compliments of 
The Transylvania Times.) 




Mills River 
Presbyterian Church 

Horse Shoe, NC 
One of the most significant events in the life 



of the Mills River Church is the installation of 
a new pastor. The Rev. H. Max Mitchell was in- 
stalled on June 30, 1985 at 4 p.m. Presiding was 
the Rev. Charles S. Moore, Executive Presbyter 
of Asheville Presbytery. Other ministers taking 
part in the service were the Rev. John D. Stewart, 
Kenilworth Church, Asheville; the Rev. Robert 
T Henderson, First Church, Hendersonville; the 
Rev. Russell C. Jonas, III of Lancaster, TX and 
the Rev. D.E. Renegar, former pastor of the Mills 
River Church. Also, participating in the installa- 
tion service were Elders Laura C. Davis, Mitchell 
Crawford and Joseph Gilreath of the Mills River 
Church and Elder S. Terry Withers of First 
Church, Kinston, father-in-law of Mr. Mitchell. 
The new pastor is a native North Carolinian and 
comes to the Mills River Presbyterian Church 
from a pastorate in Childersburg, Alabama. 



Dorland Memorial, 
Walnut & White Rock 
Presbyterian Churches 

Hot Springs, NC 

On Sunday afternoon, June 16, the three con- 
gregations of Dorland Memorial, Walnut and 
White Rock Churches in Madison County came 
together for a picnic. Meeting at the Mill Wheel 
Picnic Pavilion on the Laurel River, fine food 
and fellowship was enjoyed. 

The Rev. Robert Gruber, Moderator of the 
three groups, acted as host for the dinner. Also 
present were the Reverend and Mrs. Howard 
Thomas, former interim supply of the Dorland- 
Walnut Parish, and the Rev. and Mrs. William 
McGill. Mr. McGill is presently serving as supply 
pastor at the White Rock Church. Joining the 
group for fellowship were Charlie and Mary 
Raine Moore from Asheville. 

After the filling meal, several took advantage 
of the scenic river trail to work off the excess 
poundage. In spite of an early-morning shower 
that day, the weather was clear and sunny, which 
matched the feeling of those present. 



New Hope 
Presbyterian Church 

Arden, NC 

Sunday, August 4, will be another milestone 
in the life of the New Hope congregation as we 
begin the construction of our church home. We 
will celebrate this new beginning at the worship 
service at 10 a.m. in the cafeteria at T.C. Rober- 
son High School. As a part of our celebration, 
a youth group from Decatur, GA will worship 
with us that Sunday. The young people will be 
attending the Youth Conference at Montreat, 
and their adult advisor, Barbara Woody ar- 
ranged for them to worship with us. Barbara 
works in the Atlanta office of the Presbyterian 
Church (USA) in Congregational Development 
and wants the young people to experience first- 
hand new church development. Following the 
service, we will host the youth group at a "Pita 
Picnic!' 



July 1985 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 




Women of the Church 
Asheville Presbytery 

Georgette Stiens 
President 

Each one of you is aware of the need for keys. 
We use them every day! When you leave your 
home, you make sure that you have your key to 
open the door when you return. When you drive 
your car, you need your key to start it. YOU are 
the key that will open the doors. What key do 
you hold? What door will you open? As long 
as you keep your key locked up, it will accom- 
plish nothing. 

As Presbyterian Women we are in a unique 
position, for we are involved in the New Design 
for women's work. You have accepted God's call 
to witness and serve. The direction in which you 
go depends on you. Giving of yourself releases 
love. Your giving will be the master key, for it 
will release the love within you and open the 
doors for the needs of others. Each one of us 
has a key. Dare to be obedient servants as our 
Lord calls us to serve Him! We have been called 
to work together as Presbyterian Women into a 
new experience of Christian growth and service 
for Christ. Let this year be a joy, and may the 
work of Christ be advanced. May the reality of 
His living presence and the strength of His 
companionship be the key to fruitful service. 
(For with God nothing will be impossible." — 
Luke 1:37) 

This year's Women's Bible Study focuses on 
the Apostles' Creed, its biblical roots and its 
message for us today. The study for 1985-86 was 
written by Johanna W.H. Bos. 

Dates To Remember 

WOC Council - 10 a.m. 

August 17 Canton 

Fall Training Day 

September 21 Hendersonville First 

Fall Retreat 

November 1-2 William Black Lodge 



Memorial Gift for The 

Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 



Enclosed is S 



In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Noie: If your gifl is a LIVING memorial (i.e.. Birthday, Anniversar 

etc.) give details for acknowledgement. 

Send acknowledgement to 



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Address 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name _ 
Donor's Address 



Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 

Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, Rt. 1, Box 244, 
Black Mountain, NC 28711 

{Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient 
information is given in blanks above). Telephone: (704) 686-3666. 



William H. Wilson, 

G.A. Moderator 

To Speak At Historical 

Foundation Dedication 

Asheville Presbyterians are cordially invited 
to the worship service of Thanksgiving and 
Dedication at the Historical Foundation on 
Sunday afternoon, August 18, at 3 p.m. to join 
the celebration of the successful completion of 
the Historical Foundation's Campaign for Reno- 
vation and Endowment. 

Among the participants in the worship service, 
Mr. William H. Wilson, Elder from McAllen, 
Texas and Moderator of the 197th General 
Assembly which recently concluded in Indian- 
apolis, will be the principal speaker. Those who 
attend the worship service and reception to fol- 
low will have the opportunity of seeing the newly 
renovated facilities of the Historical Foundation. 



Montreat-Anderson 
College 

Montreat, NC 

(Excerpts from article by 
Dr. S.M. Vaughn in M-A News) 

Many of you have been aware that Montreat- 
Anderson has been studying the possibility of 
offering a four-year degree program (In fact, 
we've researched, planned and evaluated such a 
move for over five years). This spring the Board 
of Trustees voted to accept a recommendation 
by the college to begin offering a bachelor of 
arts degree in three areas of concentration: 
Christian ministries, business administration and 
liberal arts. We are planning for a junior class 
by the fall of 1986 - only a little over a year away! 

We are going to have a marketing problem as 
we strive to alter our two-year college identity. 
It will take time and resources to modify the two- 
year image we have built over the last twenty- 
five years, and yet, we want to assure students 
looking for a junior college that we will continue 
to offer the same quality, associate degree 
program. 

During this period of change the College will 
need your help to spread the word about the 
four-year program and to continue to encourage 
prospective two-year students to come to 
Montreat-Anderson. We will also need your 
financial support to help meet the cost involved 
in this transition. 

This program may sound ambitious - it is - 
but it's not overambitious. The Decade of the 
Student Campaign has brought growth and op- 
portunity for expansion; the addition of the 
Newell Athletic Field, renovation of dorms, an 
endowment fund that has grown three-fold and 
the nearly completed W.H. Belk Campus Center 
have strengthened the College's position to move 
forward with such a program. 

Montreat-Anderson College has come a long 
way since 1916 when it first opened its doors to 
eight students. Most of this time it has struggled, 
but while struggling it has never forgotten the 
need for training people for Christian service 
work. It is this heritage of nearly 70 years that 
gives us the courage and inspiration to embark 
upon these four-year programs that will help ful- 
fill some of the purposes for which this college 
was founded. 




HABITS! 

by Ginnie Stevens, 
Hunger Action Enabler 

What a nice habit to get into! So many times 
habits are the ones we'd rather not have. But put- 
ting 21 into a bank at each meal is one we can 
nourish. How is yours growing? 

2C isn't much all by itself, but as the numbers 
who get the habit increase so do the results. Dur- 
ing the first six months of 1985 our 2C added 
up to $6000! Pretty impressive habit, huh? 

Using the 65/25/10 formula approved by Pres- 
bytery, the Hunger Task Force decided to dis- 
burse the money (rounded off) to the following 
places: 

65% International (plus what is not used of 
the 10% administrative portion) 
$2200 — African crisis 
$1100 — Keur Momar Sarr Integrated Rural 
Development Project (Senegal, West 
Africa) 
$1100 — Chinendega Rural Integrated 
Development Project (Nicaragua, where 
Jim and Sarah Hornsby, formerly of 
Cullowhee Presbyterian, work) 
25% Regional 

$750 — Laurentine Shelter for the 

Homeless, Asheville 
$750 — Ministry 7, Hendersonville 
Administrative Costs — $100 

Pastors and Hunger Action Persons (HAPs) 
in every church in the presbytery have received 
reports with information about each of the 
recipients. Call Ginnie Stevens 258-8220 with 
questions. If your congregation is not already 
involved, you might want to help start the 2<t 
habit. 

NOTICE: Persons interested in joining NC 
Synod protest at the South African embassy on 
September 9, call Ginnie Stevens 258-8220 or 
253-0159. 



Interesting 



In a national survey people were asked how 
they came into a church. Results were as follows: 



By minister's invitation 
Wandered in/transferred 
Invited by a friend 



12% 
10% 

72% 



Among the main line churches, how many 
members were invited by someone within the last 
year? Only 1%!!! 



Published monthly at Asheville, N.C. by the Presbytery of Asheville 

40 Church Street Asheville, N.C. 28801 

Rev. Charles S. Moore, Editor & Executive Presbyter 

Jayne Patton, Assistant to the Editor 

Enoch S. Blakely, Sr., Accountant 

Telephone 704-258-8143 
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July 191 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1985-86 

August 5, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 

for Our Mountain Work. 
August 17, 1985 — WOC Council Meeting 

Canton Presbyterian Church 
August 17, 1985 — Committee on Represen- 
tation, Asheville First Church, 10 a.m. 
Sept. 2, 1985 — HOLIDAY, Presbytery Office 

closed. 
Sept. 4, 1985 — Last day to receive articles for 

OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
Sept. 10, 1985 — Candidates Committee meets 

at Asheville First Church; 1 p.m. 
Sept. 17, 1985 — C.E. Committee Retreat 

"First Place", Montreat 
Sept. 17, 1985 — Mission Committee meets at 

Asheville First Church; 4 p.m. 
Sept. 19, 1985 — Committee on Ministry, 

Asheville First Church, 7:30 p.m. 
Sept. 21, 1985 — WOC Fall Training Day, 

Hendersonville First Church (Time to be an- 
nounced). 
Sept. 24, 1985 — Presbyterian Council meets at 

Asheville First Church; 3 p.m. 
Sept. 26, 1985 — Presbyterian Home Board of 

Trustees Meeting, PHC, Black Mountain, 

NC, 6 p.m. 
October 3, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 

for Our Mountain Work. 
October 8, 1985 — Asheville Presbytery meets 

at Westminster, Asheville, NC; Registration 

9-9:30 a.m. 
October 10-12, 1985 — Face To Face, 

Greensboro; Asheville-Concord-Mecklenburg 

Hosts 
November 1-2, 1985 — WOC Fall Retreat, 

William Black Lodge, Montreat, NC (Time 

to be announced). 
November 4, 1985 — Last Day to receive 

articles for Our Mountain Work. 
November 24, 1985 — Open House, Presby- 
terian Home for Children. 
November 28, 1985 — HOLIDAY, Thanks- 
giving Day, Presbytery Office closed 
January 28, 1986 — Presbytery meets; 

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church 



Resource Corner 

by Cary McMullen 

Samples of the Fall curriculum materials for 
Sunday School are in! The following new mate- 
rials are displayed at the Presbytery Resource 
Center: 

Knowing the Word — 

Children's Bible Series (K, 1-3, 4-6, plus 

Broadly Graded Manual for 1-6) 
Cooperative Uniform Series (Youth, 
Older Youth/Young Adults, Adults) 
Interpreting the Word — 

Revisions of Book 4 (Fall II) for Alpha, 
Beta and Delta levels, plus teacher's 
guide 
The Bible — Your Story (mos. 10-12) 
New Ventures 
Living the Word — 
Levels 2 - 9 

Also received is the latest issue of Children 
at Home and a new intergenerational/con- 
gregational packet, "Common Moments for 
Celebrating!' To ensure that everyone who desires 
may see these materials, they may not be checked 
out during July. The Resource Center Coordi- 
nator, Cary McMullen, is available for consul- 
tation on Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:15-5:00. 



memorial (Stftu 



Abbott, Mrs. Emma, Canton, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. Everette 
Scroggs, Canton; Mr. & Mrs. W. Milne, Clyde, N.C. 

Acton, Thelma L., Hendersonville, N.C — Allene Harberson, 
Hendersonville, N.C. 

Alexander, Mrs. Mary, Gastonia, NC — Women of Sylva 
Presbyterian Church. 

Arrowsmith, Gen. John, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Howard 
Runnion, Women's Bible Class, First Presbyterian Church, 
Mr. & Mrs. Carl Gray, Asheville, N.C. 

Ashford, Oliver J., Shelton, Wa. — Mr. & Mrs. Henry 
Stewart, Atlanta, GA. 

Beumer, Mrs. Jacoba — Ted and Jayne Patton, Asheville. 

Blackmun, Ora — Circle #5, First Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville. 

Blayney, Mrs. Wilson, Covert, Mich. — Allene Harberson, 
Hendersonville, N.C. 

Boxrude, Floyd R., Hendersonville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. John 
Brown, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Brannon, Miss Colleen Marie, Columbus, N.C — Ellis and 
Millie Vaught, Tryon, N.C. 

Brinkley, Mr. Kermit, Candler, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. Bill 
Stanley, Asheville, N.C. 

Briggs, John P., Hendersonville, N.C — Dr. & Mrs. Corbin O. 
Williams, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Brosnan, Mr. D.W., Jr., Asheville, N.C — Mrs. Marshall H. 
Roberts, Mr. & Mrs. J.O. McCollum, Garnett & Norma 
Davis, Burnet Valentine, Mrs. Roy C. Bennett, Mr. & Mrs. 
Albert B. Johnson, Southern Railway Ladies Club, Mr. & 
Mrs. M.C. Poffenberger, Professional Management, Mr. & 
Mrs. James R. Perkins, Mr. & Mrs. Emmett Davis, Dr. & 
Mrs. Pearce Roberts, Eleanor C. Sawyer, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph 
L. Brady, Duckworth, Jacobs, Naeger & Swicegood, Real- 
tors, Mr. & Mrs. John D. Johnston, Mr. & Mrs. Perry W. 
Bartsch, Dr. & Mrs. Walter M. Watts, Fred & Marjorie Car- 
michael, Mr. & Mrs. William M. Hendon, Asheville; Mrs. 
Joy S. Taylor, Helen M. Jamison, Black Mountain; Mary 
& Gene McCrary, Pisgah Forest; Florine R. Coleman, Black 
Mountain; Dr. & Mrs. Ben F. Streets & Family, Mr. & Mrs. 
C.E. Gordon, Black Mountain; Trudy & Leonard F. 
Howard, Scarsdale, N.Y.; James F. Holbrook, Sr., Macon, 
GA; Mr. & Mrs. Harry F. Yarbrough, Decatur, GA., Olin 
G. Mills, Greensboro, NC; The John C. West Family, 
Murphy, N.C; Mary & Tennant Bryan, Richmond, VA; Mr. 
& Mrs. Dan M. Laws, Jr., Elizabethton, TN; Evelyn & 
Peyton Anderson, Macon, GA; Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. 
Wiggins, Jr., Jasper, AL; W.L. Pippin, Moultrie, GA; Robert 
B. Claytor, Norfold, VA; Mr. & Mrs. N.C. Pace, Bailey, MS: 
Charles & Mildred Giddens, Adei, GA; Mrs. B.J. Tarbut- 
ton, Mr. & Mrs. Ben J. Tarbutton, Jr., Sandersville, GA, Mr. 
& Mrs. Hugh M. Tarbutton, Sandersville, GA; Mr. & Mrs. 
Joe G. Moore, Atlanta, GA; Mr. & Mrs. Ross R. Martin, 
Holmes Beach, FL; William A. Noell, Jr., Norfolk, VA; Mr. 
& Mrs. C.B. Farmer, Holmes Beach, FL; Charlotte & Hal 
Mauney, New Orleans, LA; Mr. & Mrs. W.D. McLean, 
Rockville, MD; W. Graham Claytor, Jr., Washington, DC. 

Dalton, Avis (Mrs. Hicks) — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 
Hendersonville. 

Douglas, Russell, Sarasota, FL — Allene Harberson, Hen- 
dersonville, N.C. 

Edwards, Mrs. Katerine R., Wilmington, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. 
George Klick, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Fleming, Mr. W.J. — William J. Fleming, Jr., Pisgah Forest, 
N.C. 

Ford, Mrs. Lillie — Bill, Jane & Dan Stanley, Asheville, N.C. 

Foy, Mrs. H.B., Waynesville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. William 
Milne, Clyde, N.C. 

Graf, Charles F., Sr. — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hender- 
sonville, N.C. 

Harmon, Giles, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. William Huffman, 
Brevard, N.C. 

Hatch, Mrs. Melvin, Hendersonville, N.C — Mrs. C.B. 
Martin, Asheville, N.C. 

Hayden, Mr. Claude — Mr. & Mrs. R.W. Reagan, Asheville, 
N.C. 

Hayes, Mrs. John W., Myrtle Beach, S.C — Mr. & Mrs 
Floward Runnion, Fletcher, N.C. 

Ha/lett, Charles, Swannanoa, N.C. — Mary & Bob 
Smathers, Swannanoa, N.C; Swannanoa Valley Chapter 
2007 National Assoc, of Retired Federal Employees & Mrs. 
Howard Billings; Don & Frankie McKenzie, Black Moun- 
tain; Major & Mrs. H.E. Minnick, Jr., Black Mountain, 
N.C; Debra & Jose Martin, Swannanoa, N.C; Buncombe 
County Health Department, Asheville; V.A. Hospital Phar- 
macy, Oteen; Mrs. Betty C. Rohn, Covington, KY; Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles R. Riser, Ashland, KY; Mr. & Mrs. Lawson 
Withers, Goldsboro, N.C; Mr. & Mrs. Carl L. Parker, 
Asheville, N.C. 

Head, Maurice, Weaverville, N.C — G. Wilton Arrowood, 
Barnardsville, N.C. 

Hice, Mrs. Nannette, Asheville — Alice F. Laubach, Mrs. D.K. 
Drum, Mr. Paul Boling, Mr. & Mrs. T.R. Everette, Mr. & 
Mrs. W.P. Paquette, Mrs. Helen Carico, Mary & Scoville 
Roberts, Mr. & Mrs. William V. Smith, Elizabeth Nix, Mrs. 
Arthur Hughes, Eva Lou Gray, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Gray, 
Asheville; Mr. & Mrs. Donald Eudy & Family, Waynesville, 
N.C; Mrs. Anna Cline, Jefferson City, TN; Dorothy C. 
Pitmon, Decatur, GA; Geneva Trotter, Douglas & Brenda 
Trotter, David & Jane Garland, Gray, TN; Mr. & Mrs. John 
G. Dorward, Flat Rock, N.C. 

Hodges, Mrs. William, Hendersonville, N.C — Allene 
Harberson, Hendersonville, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 
Hendersonville, N.C. 

Hyams, L.R. — Dorothy G. Hyams, Asheville, N.C. 



Johnson, Lloyd, Rockingham, N.C — Mrs. Mark Sumner 
Sr., Asheville, N.C. 

Johnson, Mrs. Sallie L., Hendersonville, N.C — Leandei 
B. Johnson, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Kline, Dr. Phillip S., San Antonia, Texas — Edith and Ed 
Bates, Asheville, N.C. 

Marchanl, Mrs. Louise — Mr. & Mrs. William F. Huffman, 
Brevard, N.C; Mr. & Mrs. J.D. Parker, Brevard, N.C. 

Matthews, Mr. Harry, Canton, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. Tate 
Barlow, Women of Canton Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Everette Scroggs, Mrs. Otis Stepp, Mr. & Mrs. Don Scroggs, 
Avery Sunday School Class, June Scroggs, Canton, N.C 
Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, Clyde, N.C; Tennessee Valley 
Authority, Louisville, TN 

Metcalf, Barry Edward, Roswell, GA — Mr. & Mrs. Tate 
Barlow, Canton, Mr. & Mrs. Otis Stepp, Mr. & Mrs. R. Ned 
Morris, Canton, N.C. 

McDuffie, James H., Flat Rock, N.C — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 
Barber, Mr. & Mrs. Philip R. Milroy, Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. 
Rogers, Allene Harberson, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hen- 
dersonville, N.C; Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. Williams, Flat Rock, 
N.C. 

NcNeill, Mrs. Jessie — Ted & Jayne Patton, Asheville, N.C. 

Miner, Dr. Carlton H., Hendersonville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ralph Owen, Mr. & Mrs. Earl G. Varney, Hendersonville, 
N.C; Charles W. & Pauline G. Hawkins, Flat Rock, N.C; 
Thoreau School Sunshine Fund, Concord, Mass. 

Morrison, Mr. Marion F., Asheville, N.C — Miss Maggie 
Good, Anna G. Pearce, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Mr. 
& Mrs. Ansley Cope, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Neel, Mrs. W.C, Rock Hill, S.C — Eva Green and 
Beck Wilson, Sylva, N.C. 

Osteen, Mr. Herbert Allen, Hendersonville, N.C — Miss 
Maggie Good, Hendersonville, N.C, Anna G. Pearce, Mr. 
& Mrs. John L. Brown, Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Mr. 
& Mrs. Ansley Cope, Buddy & Nancy Dotson, Henderson- 
ville, N.C. 

Palmer, Mrs. Mary, Canton, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. Everette 
Scroggs, Canton, N.C. 

Patton, Jean Vassey, Portland, Oregon — Bessie V. Loftis, 
Brevard, N.C; Dr. John W. Vassey, Raleigh, N.C. 

Patton, Mrs. Frank J. — Mr. & Mrs. LC. Poor, Brevard, N.C. 

Peeke, Mr. Bob, Weaverville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. F.R. Donoho, 
Tallahassee, FL. 

Pickelseimer, Newton, Penrose, N.C. — Mr. & Mrs. George 
Klick, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Ramsey, J.P., Mother of — Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, 
Hendersonville, N.C. 

Randolph, Mrs. Exum, Asheville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. E.F. 
Camenzind, Brevard, N.C. 

Ranch, Rudolph — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Henderson- 
ville, N.C. 

Rice, Rev. Calvin, Brother of — Harry & Florence Reeves, 
Andrews, N.C. 

Roper, Ernest — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville, 
N.C. 

Salley, Mrs. June, Asheville, N.C — Susan McKenzie, Ted & 
Jayne Patton, Asheville, N.C. 

Sentelle, Mrs. Bernice, Clyde, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. Everette 
Scroggs, Canton, N.C; Friends of Thompson Cove, Clyde, 
N.C, Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, Clyde, N.C. 

Sheen, Mrs. Franklin, Ocala, FL — Mrs. Harry F. Williams, 
Sr., Hendersonville, N.C. 

Sinclair, Mr. John A., East Flat Rock, N.C — Senator & Mrs. 
Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Staton, Mr. S.G., Hendersonville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. George 
Klick, Hendersonville, N.C, Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, 
Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Slepp, Otis, Canton, N.C — Howard Smathers, Canton, 
Tate & Armelda Barlow, Mr. & Mrs. R. Ned Morris, Howard 
& Marie Myers, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Boydston, Mrs. Dorothy 
H. Avery, Mary Gillis, Mr. & Mrs. Everette Scroggs, Women 
of Canton Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Dan C. Scroggs, 
Avery Sunday School Class, Mr. & Mrs. Howard Sellers, 
Don, Doris & Donna Murphy, Mr. & Mrs. Ed Metcalf, 
Charles, Mary and Anthony Bennett, Mr. & Mrs. Gardner 
Calvin, June Scroggs, Canton, N.C; Mr. & Mrs. William 
Milne, Clyde, N.C; The Woods Family, Norcross, GA; Doris 
& Ed Patterson, Hendersonville, N.C, Mrs. Katherine F. 
Noffz, Hendersonville, Mr. & Mrs. Don Josephson, Mr. & 
Mrs. Ray Hancock, Asheville; Warren & Estelle Stokes, 
Hendersonville; Mrs. Ellis Wells & Family, Waynesville; 
Margaret C. Hennessee, Atlanta, GA; Bonnie Holt, 
Graham, N.C. Dyer Justice & H. Patricia Taylor, Vienna, 
VA; Alice S. Wrightson, Washington, DC; Mr. & Mrs. 
Michael H. Balavac, San Jose, CA 

Stevens, Mr. H.L., Asheville — Mrs. Mark Sumner, Asheville, 
N.C; Golden K Kiwanis Club, Asheville, N.C. 

Still, Mrs. Mary Rose, Salisbury, N.C — Women of Kenil- 
worth Presbyterian Church, Asheville, N.C. 

Thornton, Mrs. Adele — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 
Hendersonville, N.C. 

Venable, Mr. William, Hendersonville, N.C — Allene 
Harberson, Hendersonville, N.C. 

West, Howard E. — Mrs. Howard E. West, Asheville, N.C. 

Whitakcr, Mrs. Ann Sumner & Mr. Robert T. Whitaker, 
Saluda, N.C — Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, 
N.C. 

Wilson, Mrs. A.W., Sr., Marion, N.C — Women of Kenil- 
worth Presbyterian Church, Asheville, N.C. 

Wright, Wallace & Gerone, Seneca, S.C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas Brittain, Hendersonville, N.C. 

IN MEMORY OF BIRTHDAY — In Memory of Mary Brice 
Deaver's Mother's Birthday — Mary Brice Deaver, Dallas, 
Texas. 






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Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 



August 1985 




Grace Covenant 
Presbyterian Church Calls 
John Courtenay Laughlin 

The Grace Covenant Church recently j 
called the Reverend John C. Laughlin 
to join them as pastor in their ministry 
in the Asheville community. Jack has 
served as pastor of the Broadmoor 
Church in Baton Rouge, LA, director 
of a unit of Mental Health Services in 
Roanoke, VA, Presbytery Executive of j 
Montgomery and Highland Presby- 
teries in Roanoke, organizing pastor of j 
Carmel Church in Charlotte, NC, 
assistant pastor at Decatur Presbyterian Church in Decatur, 
Georgia and minister of education and interim pastor of 
Memorial Church in Montgomery, AL. As a student, he served 
for a year the Hayesville and Morrison Churches in Asheville 
Presbytery. His training was at Austin College, Sherman, Texas 
and Columbia Seminary. 

Jack met his wife, Charlotte, in the Atlanta area when she 
served on the music staff of Druid Hills Church. A graduate 
of Agnes Scott with a major in church music, Charlotte has 
served in a number of churches as organist and choir director 
including the Raleigh Court Church in Roanoke. She also has 
extensive training in group development processes and has 
worked with the Mid-Atlantic Training Committee. 

The Laughlin's have two daughters — Elizabeth, who gradu- 
ated this summer from Davidson, and Courtenay, who will enter 
Furman this fall. 

Jack states that he finds gratifying and exciting the mission 
statement and reputation of the Grace Covenant Church which 
emphasizes the basic functions of the church to be vital wor- 
ship under biblical discipline, faithful participation in efforts 
to transform society, and personal growth in a nurturing com- 
munity. He is eager to join his life and ministry with theirs in 
the service of Christ. 

Jack began work on July 14 and was installed on Sunday, 
August 18 at 5:30 p.m. in a service at Grace Covenant conducted 
by the Commission composed of Ministers: Ira K. Kennerly, 
Thomas B. Byers, Ellen Dozier and Charles S. Moore: FirW s< 
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Samuel W. Hale To Be 
Pastor At Cullowhee 
Presbyterian Church 

The Cullowhee Presbyterian Church 
has called the Rev. Samuel W. Hale as 
Pastor. Sam comes from the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Lincolnton, N.C., 
where he has served the past seven and 
one-half years. Ordained in 1968, he 
has also served pastorates in the Reid 
Memorial Church, Augusta, GA, (as 
Assistant Minister) and in the Calvary 
Church, Elberton, GA. 

A native of Virginia, mostly in Glou- 
cester County, Sam grew up with his four brothers in the manse. 
He attended King College and graduated from Columbia Theo- 
logical Seminary in 1968. Sam met Margaret Yeargin of Ander- 
son, S.C., while at King, and they married in 1966. They have 
three children: Rebecca, 14; Elizabeth, 10; and Samuel, II, 3. 

The Hales, white water enthusiasts, look forward to locating 
in the gorgeous mountains of the Cullowhee area — where there 
just happens to be a number of white-water rivers nearby. They 
are also excited about being located at the University campus, 
and they eagerly anticipate the work and relationships that this 
new adventure for them will develop. 

Asheville Presbytery will be installing Sam as Pastor of the 
Cullowhee Church at 3:00 P.M. on September 8, 1985 with the 
Commission composed of Ministers: Charles S. Moore, David 
Parks, William Serjak, J. Norton Dendy and Elders: Furman 
Robertson, Marion Beegle and Henry Leigh. 



Donald Stiens Of First Church 

Highlands Elected Moderator 

Of Asheville Presbytery 

Donald Stiens, elected Moderator of 
Asheville Presbytery at its July 13 meet- 
ing, was born in Percy, Illinois. He was 
educated in the public schools of 
Collinsville, Illinois and attended Milli- 
ken University in Decatur, Illinois. 

Don is a member of the Highlands 
First Presbyterian Church and has al- 
ways been active in The Presbyterian 
Church, serving as a junior deacon as 
a young man. He has been an elder in 
four Presbyterian churches, chaired the Pastor's Search Com- 
mittee and is currently serving as Clerk of Session for the fourth 
year. 

Don and his wife, the former Georgette McCormick of Col- 
linsville, Illinois, have two sons and five grandchildren. Don 
has also been active in the local community and is immediate 
past president of the Highlands Rotary Club. 




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August 1985 



Digest Of The 
Summer Meeting Of 
Asheville Presbytery 

by Charles S. Moore, Stated Clerk 
Jayne I. Patton, Acting Recording Clerk 

The Presbytery of Asheville met at its Summer 
Stated Meeting on Saturday, July 13, 1985, in the sanc- 
tuary of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in 
Asheville. The following is a digest of the actions of 
this meeting: 

1) Engaged in worship led by the senior highs of the 
First Presbyterian and Grace Covenant Churches. A 
stirring musical entitled, "A Season To Celebrate", was 
presented by these young folks, and prayer for the mis- 
sionaries and candidates was given by the Retiring 
Moderator, the Rev. Albert D. Kissling. 

2) A quorum was declared present. 

3) Mr. Donald L. Stiens, an Elder in the First Church 
of Highlands, was elected Moderator. 

4) Appointed the following Standing Committees: 
Bills & Overtures — The Rev. Ira K. 
Kennedy, Mrs. Polly Cooley. 

Judicial Business — The Rev. Ellen Dozier, 
the Rev. John Cook, Mr. James W. Moore 
Resolution and Thanks — The Rev. Kenneth 
Hicks, Mr. Bill Bradley, Ms. Harriet Brown 

5) The history of the Grace Covenant Church was 
handed out and ordered printed in the Minutes of 
Presbytery. 

6) Accepted an invitation from the Session of the 
Brevard-Davidson River Church to host Asheville Pres- 
bytery at its Stated Meeting on January 28, 1986. 

7) Accepted an invitation from the Session of the First 
Church Highlands to host Asheville Presbytery at its 
Adjourned Meeting on April 12, 1986. 

8) Received the Certificate of Dismissal of the Rev. 
Ronald A. Botsford from Charleston Presbytery. 

9) Received the Certificate of Dismissal of the Rev. 
John G. Cook from Athens Presbytery. 

10) Received the Certificate of Dismissal of the Rev. 
John C. Laughlin from S. Louisiana Presbytery. 

11) Was informed that the Rev. Samuel W. Hale was 
dismissed from the Concord Presbytery on July 9, 
1985. 

12) Received a request from Norfolk Presbytery for 
the Certificate of Dismissal for the Rev. Stuart T 
Wilson. 

13) Was notified by the Session of the First Church 
Swannanoa that it had exercised its option relative to 
church property. 

14) Received the Minutes of the Commissions appoint- 
ed by Presbytery to install the Rev. Ronald A. Botsford 
as pastor of the Highlands Church, the Rev. John G. 
Cook as pastor of the Beech/Reems Creek Churches 
and the Rev. H. Max Mitchell as pastor of the Mills 
River Church. These Minutes were found in order and 
ordered to be printed in the Minutes. 

15) Received information that the Beech/Reems Creek 
Churches had granted the Rev. John G. Cook two 
weeks vacation and one week study leave for the re- 
mainder of 1985 as recommended by Presbytery at its 
April meeting. 

16) Received a Chaplain's Quarterly Report from the 
Rev. Leroy V. Secrest. 

17) Was informed that the Rev. John Nelson-B. Pope 
is now enrolled in the Naval Chaplains' School in New- 
port, Rhode Island. 

18) Was informed that an Audited Report of Asheville 
Presbytery for the Year 1984 was on the Stated Clerk's 
Desk for review by the Commissioners. 

19) The Rev. Albert D. Kissling announced an Evan- 
gelism Conference, sponsored by the Mission Com- 
mittee of Asheville Presbytery, to be held October 20-21 
at Lake Junaluska. 

20) Heard a Report of Montreat-Anderson College by 
Dr. Silas M. Vaughn, President, regarding a four-year 
program to be initiated in the fall of 1986. 

21) Heard the Report of the Committee on Ministry 
by Chairman, William Serjak: 

a) Approved the call of the Rev. John C. Laughlin 
as pastor of the Grace Covenant Church and 
the call of the Rev. Samuel W. Hale as pastor 
of the Cullowhee Church. 

b) Approved the following commission to install 
the Rev. John C. Laughlin on August 18, 1985 
at 5:30 p.m. at the Grace Covenant Church: 
To Preside — Elder Frank Quinlan 

To Propound the Constitutional Questions to 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



Bethel 
Presbyterian Church 

Canton-Waynesville, NC 

The Bethel Presbyterian Church observed its 
151st anniversary on August 11, 1985. This year 
also marks the 100th anniversary of the building 
of the sanctuary, which is still in use today. The 
day began with the morning worship service at 
11 a.m. with the Rev. Philip Nicholas bringing 
the message, followed by a covered dish luncheon 
in the fellowship hall. Following lunch, a service 
was held in the sanctuary with singing, a read- 
ing of the church history and comments from 
former pastors. 

Bethel Presbyterian Church was organized on 
August 10, 1834 as the Ebenezer Presbyterian 
Church. There were thirteen charter members. 
The Rev. William A. Hall and the Rev. James 
E. Morrison were in charge of the organization. 
In 1853, the name was changed to Bethel Pres- 
byterian Church. 

The church was organized by Concord Presby- 
tery and has since served under Morganton, 
Concord, Mecklenburg and Asheville Presby- 
teries. For many years the church met in the 
Common Meeting House along with the 
Methodists and Baptists of the community. In 
1885, the first church building was erected on 
land owned and later donated by W.S. Terrell. 
This is the present site of the Church and the 
Reverend Robert Earnest serves as Stated Supply. 



Dorland-Memorial 
Presbyterian Church 

Hot Springs, N.C. 

In the last issue of THE PRESBYTERIAN 
NEWS, Volume 167, No. 27, there appears an 
article on page 4, entitled "McGaw Gives $8 Mil- 
lion to Foundation!' The United Presbyterian 
Foundation received a gift of $8,357,000 — the 
largest the foundation has ever received — for 
programs of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 
and other causes. 

It was interesting to note that the gift was 
made by Foster McGaw, who was born in Hot 
Springs, NC, where his father, Francis Alexander 
McGaw, was stated supply of the Hot Springs 
Presbyterian Church. Foster McGaw founded 
the Hospital Supply Corporation when he was 
25 and today it is the largest hospital supply 
company in the country. 

Several years ago, McGaw, a Presbyterian 
elder, spelled out his philosophy on philan- 
thropy. He said, "The surest way to be enriched 
is to share freely what you have, whether it be 
money, love, appreciation of beauty or devotion 
to a worthy cause. Most people spend so much 
of their lives acquiring financial security that 
they never develop skill in giving money away. 
Too late, they discover that giving is the greatest 
joy in life!' 



Morrison Church 

Holds Dedicatory 

Service & Open House 

By Rev. Wayne H. Davis, Stated Supply 




On Sunday afternoon, July 28th, the Morri- 
son Presbyterian Church held a "Dedicatory 
Service and Open House" for the new extension 
wing of the church building proper: the kitchen, 
classrooms, 2 restrooms, session-library room 
and fellowship room. This addition was begun 
and completed during the stated supply of the 
Rev. Billy Frank Woods. 

Our Dedicatory Messenger was Mrs. Barbara 
Woody of our General Assembly's Mission 
Board in Atlanta. Barbara is the Director of 
Congregational Development. She gave a very 
informative and challenging message. Accom- 
panying her were Heather, her high school 
daughter and Michael, a delightful little elemen- 
tary school boy who "sampled" the cookies 
prior to the service (at the suggestion of Pastor 
Davis). The ladies of the church "outdid" them- 
selves with the beauty of the fellowship room 
and the refreshments. The nave of the church 
was beautified with many bouquets of 
"homegrown" flowers, courtesy of the "green- 
thumb" members of the church. Over 80 peo- 
ple came to the service and open house, 
including 2 fellow Presbyterian clergymen and 
1 Methodist pastor. An honored guest was Mrs. 
Georgette Stiens, President, Women of the 
Church, Asheville Presbytery. The choir, under 
the direction of Dwight Raby, a "rising fresh- 
man" at WCU, gave a beautiful rendition of 
"The Church's One Foundation". 

New Hope 
Presbyterian Church 

On Sunday morning, August 4, as a part of the 
service of worship, the New Hope congregation 
gathered on their church property on Sweeten 
Creek Road in south Asheville and broke ground 
to officially celebrate the beginning of the con- 
struction of their building. Lida Smith, George 
Finley, and Joe Hunter, representing the congre- 
gation, dig the first shovels of dirt. 







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Page Three 




Women of the Church 
Asheville Presbytery 

Georgette Stiens 
President 

Be joyful in the Lord! Be optimistic! How can 
we be joyful in a world like ours with all its 
problems? Jesus says, "Your heart shall rejoice 
and your joy cannot be taken from you!' His way 
is the way of love, peace and hope. So — let's 
look forward to our Fall Training Day and Fall 
Retreat with anticipation. Fill your heart with 
a happy song, "For with God nothing will be 
impossible!' (Luke 1:37) 

Your president met with the District Chair- 
men on July 23. Plans are being made for our 
Fall Training Day to be held at the Henderson- 
ville First Presbyterian Church on September 21, 
1985. ALL officers, chairmen and circle leaders 
should attend! Cathy Vaughn, Synod's Coordi- 
nator of Women's Work, will bring us the latest 
information on the new design. We plan to make 
this an exciting day for you. Bring a sandwich. 
Dessert and beverage will be provided. Registra- 
tion — 9:30 A.M. Call to Order — 10:00 A.M. 

We are so pleased to have a District III Chair- 
man, Virginia Heckler (Ginny), from the 
Brevard-Davidson Church. She is going to be an 
outstanding leader. Ginny will be contacting you 
I soon. 

We would like to be a happy working team 
this year. A feeling of happiness always commu- 
nicates itself to others. When we are happy, we 
add happiness to those around us. 

"You shall be happy and it shall be 
well with you!' (Psalms 128:2) 

Looking forward to seeing you in September! 
Plan your carpools NOW! 

"Thoughtfulness grows out of 

loving and caring 

And blossoms in lives full 

of joy and sharing!' 



Minimal Conditions 
Of Comfort 

Lilian Fountain, Enabler for Refugee Concerns 

Recently, I had the unique opportunity to visit 
the Chimawan Refugee Camp in Hong Kong. 
Although I had read about these camps for 
several years, a number of things amazed me. 
It was immaculately clean, but was far more 
sparse than I had imagined. It had a regimented 
prison-like atmosphere, with barbed wire, pad- 
locked gates, uniformed guards, and a loud 
speaker calling people by their numbers. But at 
least Hong Kong has provided these Vietnamese 
refugees with a safe haven and minimal condi- 
tions of comfort (by their standards, not ours). 
Some other countries have not even provided this 
much, having pushed them back across the bord- 
er as they fled from torture and/or certain death, 
calling them economic refugees, thus "illegals". 
In Chimawan Camp, there are many highly edu- 
cated, ambitious refugees who were forced to flee 
their homes, and just need a chance to start a 
new life somewhere. About 10% of the camp is 
of the Christian faith. 

Perhaps the situation which overwhelmed and 
distressed me the most was the "dormitories" 
where they sleep. Each couple was assigned a 
small cubicle about the size of a double bed, 
stacked in double decker fashion, lining both 
sides of a long building. This had a plywood 
base without even a sleeping mat. It was tall 
enough for a person to sit up in but not to stand. 
If there was a baby, a hammock hung above 
them for their little one. Regardless of age or 
sex, all were crowded into one of these small 
cubicles, and there were no partitions or curtains 
between, to separate these units. Absolutely no 
privacy. 

How long can we allow these lovely people to 
remain in such degrading circumstances? What 
can we do? We can learn more about them. We 
can sponsor some of them. We can order hand- 
crafted items from them. We can send contri- 
butions through our PCUSA refugee program. 
With prior arrangement, we can visit a camp 
when in Hong Kong, Europe, or other areas 
where refugee camps are located. 

Do you need a program for a family night sup- 
per, a Church School Class, a Civic Club, or a 
Minute for Missions? Will your session or ses- 
sional committee be willing to devote 20 minutes 
to a presentation on refugee concerns? For more 
information, call 669-5803, or write to me at P.O. 
Box 7, Montreat, NC 28757. 




continued from pg. 2, col. 1 

the Congregation — Elder Margaret Arthur 
To Propound the Constitutional Questions to 

the Minister — Elder Williard Sessler 
To Preach the Sermon — The Rev. Ira K. 

Kennedy 
To Charge the Congregation — The Rev. 

Thomas B. Byers 

To Charge the Minister — Ms. Jocely Hill 
To Give Prayer of Installation — The Rev. Ellen 

Dozier 

c) Approved the following Commission to install 
the Rev. Samuel W. Hale on September 8, 1985 
at 3:00 p.m.: 

To Preside and Propound the Constitutional 

Questions — The Rev. Charles S. Moore 
To Preach the Sermon — The Rev. David L. 

Parks 
To Charge the Congregation — The Rev. 

William Serjak 
To Charge the Minister — The Rev. J. Norton 

Dendy 
To Participate in Worship — Elders Furman 

Robertson, Mrs. Marion Beegle and Mr. 

Henry Leigh. 

d) Approved the Rev. William O. McGill as Stated 



Supply of the White Rock Church and the Rev. 
Wayne Davis as Stated Supply of the Morrison 
Church. 

21) Heard the Report of the Presbytery Council by Mr. 
Williard M. Sessler, Chairman: 

a) Informed of the GA Council Meeting at 
Montreat on August 14-18, 1985. 

b) Informed of the UTS caravan in Asheville Pres- 
bytery on April 5 & 6, 1986. 

c) Adopted the motion that Sessional Minutes be 
either photocopied or handed in at the Pres- 
bytery Office one week prior to the meeting of 
Presbytery Council in order to be approved by 
the Governing Bodies Committee and signed 
by the Moderator at Council Meeting. 

d) Approved the 1986 Asking Budget of $385,415. 

22) Heard the reports of Mrs. Ginnie Stevens and the 
Rev. William Serjak, Commissioners to the General 
Assembly in Indianapolis, Ind., June 4-12, 1985. 

23) Heard the report of the Rev. Hugh Ash, Commis- 
sioners to the Synod Meeting held at Lynchburg 
College, Lynchburg, VA, May 30 - June 1, 1985. 

24) Heard the report of the Mission Committee by 
Chairman, the Rev. Kenneth M. Hicks: 

a) Approved the request of the New Hope Church 

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The Homeless in WNC 

by Ginnie Stevens, 
Hunger Enabler 

"Dear God!' began the note I was about to 
throw away as trash, "People will say I'm crazy 
for writing you, but I need to talk. Please bless 
us with . . ." Two short lists followed. One entitled 
"Needs" included "shoes for the kids" and 
"enough money to get a place of our own!' 
Heading the "Wants" column was a TV. 

I was first embarrassed by my unexpected in- 
vasion of the teenage mother's conversation with 
God, then broken by her plea. Her minimum 
wage job and her husband's inability to find 
regular work leave little hope for even a modest 
place where they can live as a family. 

"Russ", 30, came south seeking work. After 
picking oranges in Florida, he had moved with 
a migrant team to SC to harvest peaches. But 
there were not enough peaches, so he had to look 
elsewhere. I often see him walking around town, 
newspaper and job listings in hand. He talks 
longingly of the day when he will have a job and 
a place of his own when he can come back to 
the shelter — as a volunteer rather than a guest. 

On and on the list of guests at the Laurentine 
Shelter for the Homeless goes. 

"Daryi;' a huge, quiet, bright black man 
whose stay in a mental institution has made 
potential employers shy away from him. "Linda" 
who talks obsessively of the injustice wrought 
on her. "Billy!' recently out of prison, who now 
has a job and ought to be leaving the Shelter 
soon. Oh, yes, we have a handful of alcoholics 
too, fragments of lives which once were but who 
still worry about their kids. 

Mostly they are "just folks" as varied as the 
rest of society. Some are pleasant, some mean. 
Some work hard, others are lazy. Some faith- 
ful, some faithless. 

This small but vital ministry was recently sent 
$750 from our 2 Cents Per Meal program. Some 
members of Presbyterian congregations are al- 
ready involved by bringing supper to the shelter 
while others are participating as evening or over- 
night volunteers. But more help is needed. If you 
want additional information about the Shelter 
or what you can do, call Hunger Task Force 
member Dick Rustay (254-8362) or myself 
(253-0159 or 258-8220) or Carol Lathuras at 
ABCCM (252-2752). The Shelter offers a unique 
opportunity to minister and be ministered to. 

On September 9, at 7:45 p.m. at Grace 
Covenant there will be a Resource Fair for any- 
one who is interested in including hunger in wor- 
ship and education. 

If you live in Buncombe County remember to 
participate in the CROP Walk for the Hungry 
on October 13. Call me for more information 
on either of the above. 



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August 19 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1985-86 

Sept. 2, 1985 — HOLIDAY, Presbytery Office 
closed. 

Sept. 4, 1985 — Last day to receive articles for 
OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

Sept. 10, 1985 — Candidates Committee meets 
at Asheville First Church; 1 p.m. 

Sept. 10, 1985 — Nominating Committee, 
Asheville Presbytery, 7:30 p.m. (place to be 
announced). 

Sept. 17-18, 1985 — C.E. Committee Retreat 
& Meeting; "First Place", Montreat; 12:30 
a.m. Tuesday thru 1 p.m. Wednesday. 

Sept. 17, 1985 — Mission Committee meets at 
Asheville First Church; 4 p.m. 

Sept. 19, 1985 — Committee on Ministry, 
Asheville First Church, 7:30 p.m. 

Sept. 21, 1985 — WOC Fall Training Day, 
Hendersonville First Church; Regis. 9:30-10 
a.m. 

Sept. 24, 1985 — Presbytery Council meets at 
Asheville First Church; 3 p.m. 

Sept. 26, 1985 — Board of Trustees Meeting, 
Presbyterian Home for Children, Black 
Mountain; 6 p.m. 

October 3, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 
for Our Mountain Work. 

October 8, 1985 — Asheville Presbytery meets 
at Westminster Church, Asheville, NC; Regis- 
tration 9-9:30 a.m. 

October 10-12, 1985 — Face To Face, 
Greensboro; Asheville-Concord-Mecklenburg 
Hosts 

October 20-21, 1985 — Evangelism Con- 
ference, Lake Junaluska; Sunday noon 
through Monday noon. 

November 1-2, 1985 — WOC Fall Retreat, 
William Black Lodge, Montreat, NC (Time 
to be announced). 

November 4, 1985 — Last Day to receive 
articles for Our Mountain Work. 

November 4-5, 1985 — Ministers Retreat; "In 

The Oaks", Black Mountain (details to be an- 
nounced). 

November 24, 1985 — Open House, Presby- 
terian Home for Children. 

November 28, 1985 — HOLIDAY, Thanks- 
giving Day, Presbytery Office closed 

January 28, 1986 — Presbytery meets; 
Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church 



Mtmotmi (StftB 



Barber, Dr. Leonard B., Jr., Hendersonville, N.C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Paul A. Berry, Men's Bible Class, First Presbyterian 
Church, Mrs. Richard B. Todd, The Family of William E. 
Dalton, Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Leverone, Mr. & Mrs. George 
R. Burns, Mrs. William Lichtenthaler, Robert K. & Minnie 
Sue Orr, Mrs. Calvert C. Hunt, Adelene M. Parmele, Mrs. 
Walter Pike, Mr. & Mrs. H.E. Langton, Mr. & Mrs. Larry 
Parmele, Mr. & Mrs. C.R. Rouse, Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, 
Lex & Lutrelle Veazey, Mae Thompson, M.K. & Juanita Sin- 
clair, Larry, Resi & Glynnis Dolbee, Dr. & Mrs. John L. 
Crawford, III, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne E. Seppanen, Jeanette C. 
Davey, Dr. Richard K. Bowling, Lee Jones, Jimmie Whit- 
mire, Mary Mashburn & Jan Hudson, Mr. & Mrs. James 
A. Thorndike, Mrs. S.G. Staton, Mr. & Mrs. Edward Pat- 
terson, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Newman, Mr. & Mrs. L.J. Pace, 
Mr. & Mrs. Harley B. Rhodes, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Donald 
Zucker, Ansley & Anne B. Cope, Mr. & Mrs. J.H. Purvis, 
Jr., Mr. & Mrs. D.C. Meyer, Expressions Restaurant, Mr. & 
Mrs. L.A. Blair, Barbara Jones, Dr. & Mrs. James B. Lutz, 
Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. D.W. Johnson, Mr. 
& Mrs. George Klick, Chanteloupe Property Owners As- 
soc, Gen & Joe Maxey, Mr. & Mrs. Cecil T. Cantrell, Mr. 
& Mrs. William A. Morrell, Waymon L. Morris, Mr. & Mrs. 
R.L. Gaffney, First Citizens Bank, Mr. & Mrs. Hall Wad- 
dell, Hendersonville; Mr. & Mrs. D.F. Stoneback, Brevard; 
Mrs. Jessie Baldwin, Blair, S.C.; Betty Anne Biggs, Horse 
Shoe; Sylvia Maxwell & Dale Maxwell, Flat Rock, N.C; Dr. 
& Mrs. Joseph P. Bailey, Mrs. William M. Shephard, Flat 
Rock, N.C; A Friend & Robert F. Barber, Columbus, N.C; 
Mr. & Mrs. FT. Blair, Winnsboro, S.C; Mrs. Nathan 
McMinn, Brevard, N.C; Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hunter, 
Asheville, N.C. 



Barlow, Annie Belmonl, Johnson Cily, TN — Mr. & Mrs. 

Howard Smathers, Canton; Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, Hen- 
dersonville, N.C; Lois & Ed Metcal, Canton, N.C; Mrs. Otis 

Stepp, Canton. 
Beaver, Mr. Will — Myrtle T Elkins, Asheville, N.C. 
Briggs, Mr. John G., Hendersonville, N.C — Senator & Mrs. 

Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Brookshire, Marie, Hendersonville, N.C — Jane & J.W. 

McCrary, Hendersonville, N.C. 
Brosnan, D.W., Jr., Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. R.D. Gregory, 

Jr., Asheville; Mr. & Mrs. J. Ray Brosnan, Cape Coral, FL: 

Mr. & Mrs. William Mote, Longboat Key, FL; Henry 

Gaines, Asheville; Mr. & Mrs. William P. Simmons, Ma- 
con, GA; Mr. & Mrs. W.H. Martin, Highlands, N.C. 
Buckalew, Leo C, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. R.D. Eskridge, 

Asheville. 
Cagle, Sidney, Fairmonl, GA — Mr. & Mrs. P.E. Brintnall, 

Bryson City. 
Compton, Mr. Sammy — Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, 

Hendersonville, N.C. 
Craven, Elizabeth Ann — Ted & Jayne Patton, Asheville, N.C. 
Dawling, Mr. George, Atlanta, GA — William S. Wiley, 

Asheville, N.C. 
Dawsey, Mr. Wesley, Charleston, S.C — Mr. & Mrs. Robert 

Felkel, Asheville, N.C. 
Dendy, J. Brooks, Asheville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. Stuart 

Lewis, Asheville, N.C. 
Drake, Mrs. Leander L., Hendersonville, N.C — Ansley 

& Anne B. Cope, Hendersonville 
Duvall, Vinnie, Franklin, N.C. — Dick & Richard Stott, 

Franklin, N.C. 
Dyer, Paul, Johnson City, TN — Mr. & Mrs. Howard 

Smathers, June Scroggs, Mrs. Otis Stepp, Canton, N.C. 
Ficker, Jeanette, Hendersonville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. John 

E. Halberg, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Rector & Family, Hender- 
sonville, N.C. 
Garwood, Mrs. Jane B., Waynesville, N.C — Idea Jean 

Brown, Waynesville, N.C. 
Haehnel, Mrs. Gertrude, Brevard, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. JO. 

Davidson, Mr. & Mrs. D.F. Stoneback, Brevard, N.C. 
Hazlett, Charles, Swannanoa, N.C. — Wayne and Louise 

Matthews, Asheville, N.C. 
Hayes, Mrs. Edith, Myrtle Beach, S.C — Mr. & Mrs. Robert 

Felkel, Asheville, N.C. 
Hazlett, Charles, Swannanoa, N.C. — Officers and Con- 
cerned People of the Asheville Police Department. 
Henson, Mrs. Ann, Atlanta, GA — Mrs. E.E. Conley, 

Canton, N.C. 
Heritage, Master Brooks, Haw River, N.C. — Mr. & Mrs. 

James O. Davidson, Brevard, N.C. 
Hicc, Mrs. Nannette, Asheville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. Daniel 

A. Hewitt, Richmond, VA, Inez& Frank Matheson, Men's 

Bible Class, First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Joe 

Hines, Josephine Bartlett and Pearl II. Yarbrough, 

Asheville; Treva F. Prichard, Estero, FL; Mr. & Mrs. H.K. 

Puckett, London, TN 
Honeveutt, Mr. Blake A. — Mr. & Mrs. Don Perry, 

Asheville, N.C. 
Hooper, Robert, Franklin, N.C. — Bryant McClure, Mrs. 

William Holden, Franklin, N.C. 
Howell, James S. — Kathleen & Olive Croswell, Asheville, Mr. 

& Mrs. Thomas S. Morrison, Harry D. Blomberg, Mrs. 

Allen T. Morrison, Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Johnson, Alice L. 

Laubach, Asheville, N.C; Mrs. T.H. Franks, Hendersonville; 

Mildred Howell Stoddard, Avondale, Penn.; Miss Mary 

Alice Baird, R.C Nailling, M.D., Asheville, N.C. 
Hursey, Mrs. Florence, Wrightsville Beach, N.C — Mrs. 

Frances Mullen, Mr. & Mrs. G. Kendall Leemon, Jr., 

Asheville, N.C. 
James, Mr. Michael, Waynesville, N.C — Senator & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville, N.C; Mr. & Mrs. ET. Williams, 

Waynesville, N.C. 
Jenkins, Mrs. Jesse J., Hendersonville, N.C — Mr. Leonard 

Barber, Mr. & Mrs. C.R. Rouse, Hendersonville, N.C. 
Langdon, Mrs. Martha Ruth, Water Valley, Miss. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Ralph Rector & Family, Hendersonville, N.C. 
Lance, Ruth S. — Mrs. Ruth S. Cunningham, Black 

Mountain, N.C. 
Lee, Mildred Crawford — Waynesville Adult Sunday School 

Class 
Lemons, Mrs. James "Red", Hendersonville, N.C — Senator 

& Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, N.C. 
Marchant, Mrs. Louise — Mr. & Mrs. D.F. Stoneback, 

Brevard, N.C. 
Marr, Mr. William, Hayesville, N.C. — Senator & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville, N.C. 
Matthews, Mr. Harry — Mr. & Mrs. H. Glen Williams, 

Lake Junaluska, N.C. 
McCracken, Joe D., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, 

June Scroggs, Canton; 3-M Sunday School Class West 

Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville, N.C. 
Mebane, Mr. Alexander — Mr. & Mrs. Jay Kneedler, Sylva, 

N.C. 
Metcalf, Barry, Atlanta, GA — Hazel & Jim Duckworth, 

Canton, N.C. 
Patton, Mrs. Jean V., Portland, Oregon — Mr. & Mrs. 

E.E. Vassey, Jr., So. Gouldsboro, Maine 
Randolph, Mrs. Exum, Asheville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. J.S. 

Carpenter, Alvin J. Patterson, Mr. & Mrs. John Thomas, 

Mr. & Mrs. J.L. Olewine, Mr. & Mrs. J.F. Aycock, Brevard, 

N.C; Frankie Hall, Leicester, NC 
Reavis, Carolyn — Mamie & Thayer Church, Asheville, N.C. 
Rilling, Mr. Hugh — Alice F. Laubach, Asheville, N.C. 
Rhodes, Will A. — Tom & Lou Wynne, Mr. & Mrs. Gus M. 

Devlin, Asheville, Mr. & Mrs. Claude Holcombe, Candler. 
Smathers, Mrs. Lyda, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. George Wheeler, 

Jr., Brevard, N.C. 



Serjak, Mrs. Ann, Bessemer, PA — Ned & Edith Hyat 

Whittier, NC; Women of Sylva Presbyterian Church, Sylv; 

N.C. 
Stevens, Samuel, Asheville, N.C — Mrs. J. Doughla: 

Robinson, Asheville, N.C. 
Simpson, Doris L., Irving, Texas — Mr. & Mrs. J.M. Choaf 

Asheville, N.C. 
Stepp, Otis, Canton, N.C. — Mike Stepp & Family, San Josi 

CA; Mrs. Victor Sapp, Greensboro, NC; Hazel & Jim Duel 

wort, Mrs. E.E. Conley, Canton, N.C; Mr. & Mrs. H. Glen 

Williams, Lake Junaluska, N.C; Mrs. Mary Ann S. Philip: 

Mr. Charles W. Philips & Family, Mrs. Mary Virginia Philip 

& Family, Kennesaw, GA. 
Thompson, Mr. Lawrence, Hendersonville, N.C — Mr. & Mri 

Ralph Rector & Family, Hendersonville. 
Wadewitz, Dr. Martin, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Jamei 

Adams, Alice F. Laubach, Asheville, N.C. 
Ward, Hallet, Sr., Waynesville, N.C — Gene & Marge 

Harpe, Waynesville; Mrs. E.E. Conley, Canton, Mr. & Mr; 

EX Williams, Waynesville, N.C. 
Whitaker, Mrs. Mary, Brevard, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. J.S 

Carpenter, Brevard, N.C. 
Whitaker, Mary Trantham, Asheville, N.C. — Mr. & Mrs 

Robert S. Patterson, Asheville, N.C. 
Young, Cameron — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Rector, Hendersonvilh 

N.C. 

Peace Associates 






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The shared fear of nuclear holocaust ha: 
brought people together in new peace efforts I 
One undertaken by our denomination has beer 
the establishment of Peace Associates in vari 
ous parts of the world. On September 10, 7:31 
p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian in Hendersonville 
you can meet our two peace Associates ir 
Europe. Pete and Maggie Peery, formerly ol 
Charlotte, both pastor two small churches ir 
London and serve as staff to the Peace Forurr 
of the British Council of Churches. 

Their topic will be "Wrestling with Twc 
Giants!' In it they will discuss bridges being buill 
between Europeans, East and West, as a resull 
of their sense of "caught between" the supei 
powers. Call John Stevens (258-6617 or 253-0159) 
for more information. 

continued from pg. 3 

for a loan from the GAMB not to exceei 
$125,000. 
b) Approved $1,000 grant request of the Hunge 
Action Enabler to the Presbyterian Hunge 
Program. 

25) Heard the report of the Candidates Committee b 
the Rev. Ellen Dozier, V. Chairman: 

a) Received Mr. Glenn Coleman as a candidat 
for the gospel ministry under the care o 
Asheville Presbytery. 

26) Heard the report of the C.E. Committee by Mrs 
Lynn Thomas, Chairman: 

a) Granted permission to Mr. Cary McMullen 
Coordinator of the Resource Center, to speak 

27) Heard the report of the Governing Bodies Com 
mittee by Chairman Jerrold Brooks. 

28) Heard the report of the Resolution and Thank 
Committee by Chairman Kenneth Hicks. 

29) Adjourned to meet at the Westminister Church ot 
the 8th day of October, 1985. 

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PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 



Vol. LXXXV No. 44 



Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 






First publish 
December 19K- 
USPS 4148-80 



September 1985 



N.C. Presbytery Lines, 
Names Likely To Change 

North Carolina's presbytery boundaries will probably be 
redrawn as a result of formation of the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.), the moderator of the Synod's boundaries committee 
told Synod's Council at its summer meeting, July 24-25 at Lees- 
McRae College. 

The Rev. Earle Roberts said he believes that "we'll end up 
with all new presbytery names and all new presbytery bound- 
aries!' His committee is negotiating with similar groups from 
the Synods of the Virginias and the Piedmont. 

Roberts also said there had been significant progress in dis- 
cussions between presbytery representatives involved in the talks 
during the past year. The meetings during that time have con- 
centrated on the representatives' getting better acquainted and 
agreeing on general principles on representation, structure, and 
the maintenance of programs before taking up the actual negoti- 
ation over boundaries. 

The committees are ready to start that negotiation soon, 
Roberts told the Council, and he said there is some talk now 
of proposing new boundaries in 1986. 

"I'm not sure that's realistic," he said, "but talk of that soon 
represents a real change!' He later said, "The mood of par- 
ticipants is so significantly different from a year ago that I'm 
encouraged!' 

Under the agreements forming the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.), North Carolina has until 1993 to work out its bound- 
aries, and that deadline could be extended until 1998 if 
necessary. 

With progress on presbytery negotiations, the committees 
from the three synods are preparing to begin discussing synod 
boundaries again, Roberts said. Those discussions had been 

continued on page 2 





MINISTERS' RETREAT 


MONDAY, 


NOVEMBER 4 - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 


IN THE OAKS RETREAT CENTER 




Black Mountain, NC 


All 


ministers and D.C.E!s in active service 
in Asheville Presbytery 
are invited to come. 



The Synod of 
North Carolina Is 



159,273 Presbyterians, gathered into 

671 Congregations, with 

917 Ministers, in 

7 Presbyteries 

6 Colleges, of which 4 
Davidson, 
Lees-McRae, 
Queens, and 
St. Andrews 

receive their funding from other governing bodies of the church. 

One Seminary (Union) which is located outside the bounds 
of the Synod, but which receives support from the Synod. 

A newspaper which is published twelve times a year and sent 
free of charge to every Presbyterian family. 

Homes that offer hope to children and older adults through 
a ministry of compassion. 

A Word About Our History 

The Synod of North Carolina was organized in the year of 
our Lord eighteen hundred and thirteen and has seen one 
change in its boundaries since that time. 

In the early nineteen seventies, the General Assembly of the 
Presbyterian Church, U.S., reorganized all its synods. At that 
time the Presbytery of Asheville, which had been a part of the 
Synod of Appalachia, was transferred to the Synod of North 
Carolina. 

At the same time, four counties in North Carolina which had 
been a part of the Presbytery of Holston, Synod of Appalachia, 
were transferred to the Presbytery of Concord. 

The Synod of North Carolina has had a long-term commit- 
ment to ministries in Higher Education, troubled children, older 
adults, and support for the work of its presbyteries. 

More than half of the financial support received by the Synod 
goes to the work of its colleges, Union Seminary, Barium 
Springs Children's Home and one retirement home at High 
Point. 

The Synod office is located at 1015 Wade Avenue in Raleigh. 
The telephone number is (919) 834-4379. 

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EVANGELISM CONFERENCE 
October 20-21 

The Mission Committee of the Presbytery of Asheville is spon- 
soring an Evangelism Conference for the ministers of the 
churches in Asheville Presbytery, October 20-21, at Lake Juna- 
luska Assembly. The conference will begin on Sunday at 4 p.m. 
and end at Noon on Monday. Resource leaders will be Dr. Will 
Willimon, Minister to the University, Duke University and Dr. 
Browne Barr, Retired Dean of San Francisco Theological Semi- 
nary and former Professor of Homiletics at Yale Divinity School. 
Registration forms may be secured from the Presbytery office 
or from the Rev. Albert Kissling, Trinity Church, Hendersonville. 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



September 1985 



N.C. Presbytery Lines 

continued from page 1 

halted previously in order to concentrate on pres- 
bytery negotiations. 

Roberts said that the earlier talks included 
three possible options: forming one large syn- 
od from the current three; two synods, North 
Carolina as one and everything else as the other; 
or three synods, North Carolina as one, Virginia 
and West Virginia as another, and Delaware, 
Maryland, and the District of Columbia as the 
third. 

Few people were enthusiastic about the third 
option, he said, so future talks will probably 
center on the other two. 



N.C. Synod 

continued from page 1 

Synod's Personnel, Working For You 

The Synod of North Carolina has twenty- 
eight employees, who serve on behalf of Syn- 
od's mission in ten different locations. The 
professional staff of Synod are: 
In the Raleigh Office - John MacLeod, 
General Secretary; Tyrone Burkette, Associ- 
ate; Claude Godwin, Communicator. 
Campus Pastors - Phyllis Kort, UNC Chapel 
Hill; Joe Flora, UNC Greensboro; Buddy 
Olney, NCSU Raleigh. Five other campus 
ministers are employed by ecumenical agen- 
cies and partially supported by the Synod. 
At Counseling Centers - Elbert Patton, 
Laurinburg; Jim Grubb, Chaplain at Butner; 
Winona Jones duCille, Chaplain at Women's 
Correctional Center. 

Hunger Action Enablers - Scottie Lindsay, 
Charlotte; Jane Robinette, Wilmington; Ruth 
Brewer, Rocky Mount; Caroline Gourley, 
Statesville. 

(Excerpts from the West Asheville 
Newspaper, The Lamplighter) 

Trinity 
Presbyterian Church 

Hendersonville, N.C. 

Eight young people accompanied by two 
adults visited Jubilee Partners in northern 
Georgia July 24-26. Jubilee Partners is a spin- 
off of Koinonia Farms, a Christian organization 
which assists Central American refugees who 
flee their country because of a "well-founded 
fear of persecution". . . (U.S. Refugee Act of 
1980). Aiding 25-50 refugees every six weeks, 
Jubilee carries out its work through the setting 
up of a revolving bail fund which enables the 
refugees to avoid being shipped back to the 
countries where they are sure to face even greater 
danger. Jubilee Partners transport the refugees 
in a brightly colored bus (named "Ano de 
Jubileo") from the Texas border to Comer, 
Georgia, where they learn English before they 
are taken to Canada where they will live. 

The group worked with the Jubilee volunteers, 
talked and played with the refugees, worked in 
the gardens and picked vegetables. Since they 
raise most of their food, vegetables were pre- 
pared for freezing for the winter months. Two 
of the young folks assisted in building a house 
for the refugee families. 

Most of all, the group enjoyed talking to the 
refugees and tried to learn something of each 
other's language. Don Mosley, co-founder of 
Jubilee, told about how Jubilee was started, 
about what is going on in Central America and 
about how the U.S. is involved in Central 
America. The situation is complicated but some- 
thing that we need to be aware of. 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



Montreat-Anderson 
College 



Montreat, NC 




The Reverend Calvin Thielman 

A ceremony to honor the Reverend Calvin 
Thielman's more than 22 years of service as 
chaplain of Montreat-Anderson College and 
minister of Montreat Presbyterian Church was 
held on September 8 at 3:30 p.m. in the college's 
new W.H. Belk Campus Center. The college 
honored Thielman by dedicating a prayer room 
in the campus center to "The Glory of God and 
to the Honor of the Reverend Dr. Calvin Thiel- 
man, College Chaplain!' 

Dr. Thielman, a native of Texas, came to 
western North Carolina in 1955. He was or- 
dained by Asheville Presbytery in that year and 
served as pastor of the Waynesville Presbyterian 
Church from 1955 to 1959. He served as a 
research assistant to the Reverend Billy Graham 
until 1962 when he became chaplain of 
Montreat-Anderson College and minister of 
Montreat Presbyterian Church. 

Dorland-Bell Institute 
Alumni Homecoming 

Hot Springs, NC 

The annual reunion of the former students of 
the Dorland-Bell Institute was held at the 
Dorland Memorial Presbyterian Church in Hot 
Springs on Sunday, August 11, 1985. 

The school was founded by Dr. Luke Dorland 
in 1887 and came under the supervision of the 
Women's Board of Home Missions of the Pres- 
byterian Church in 1894. Dr. Dorland died in 
1897 and the infant church which had been char- 
tered the previous year was named in his 
memory. The school continued to operate in Hot 
Springs until 1942 at which time it was moved 
to Swannanoa to join with the Asheville Farm 
School to become what is now Warren Wilson 
College. 

A special part of the worship service this year 
was a dedication of a memorial gift from the 
Alumni Association. A new signboard on the 
lawn of the church was dedicated in memory of 
Mrs. Maud Gentry Long, a 1908 graduate of the 
school and teacher at the institute from 1918-20. 
She was active in the Alumni Association for 
many years. 

Maud Gentry Long was ordained an elder on 
April 16, 1931, an office which had been ap- 
proved for women in the Presbyterian denomi- 
nation only a few months before. She was chosen 
to go to the 1934 General Assembly in Cleveland, 
Ohio. She was one of only six women commis- 
sioners. Mrs. Long continued to serve as an elder 
at Dorland Memorial for 31 years and she en- 
tered the Church Triumphant on October 29, 
1984. 

Miss Cora Elkins, president of the Alumni As- 
sociation, presented the memorial plaque to Rev. 
Robert J. Gruber, pastor of the church. The new 
signboard replaces one which had been in use 
more than 40 years. 

In an informal part of the service it was 
learned that the alumni attending now live in 



North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia, 
and Florida. Family members attending were 
from as far away as California. 

After the worship service, dinner was served 
as the students talked over "old times". A report- 
er from The Newport News (Tenn.) took a pic- 
ture of the students for a story to appear in that 
paper about the occasion. 

Rev. Gruber announced that next year's reun- 
ion would have special significance since it would 
also be the 90th anniversary of the founding of 
the church. 

First Presbyterian 
Church 

Highlands, NC 

The First Presbyterian Church in Highlands 
celebrated its 100th birthday with a weekend of 
special services held September 14 and 15. A 
number of past ministers and their families 
returned to share in the festivities. 

A Festival of Banners depicting eight confes- 
sions and statements of faith important to the 
denomination was held on Sunday, September 
8, and repeated on Saturday the 14th. The 
celebration, organized by Darlene Snider, fea- 
tured special music complete with bagpipes, 
trombones, and drums. 

A fashion show featuring clothes worn 100 
years ago was held on Saturday evening during 
an informal get-together at the Civic Center. An 
exhibition of pictures and other centennial 
memorabilia was planned by Coretta and Bur- 
ton Talbott and Mozelle Edwards. 

Four governing bodies of the church were 
represented at the functions: Dr. Robert L. 
Thompson, Vice-Moderator of the General As- 
sembly; Rev. John D. MacLeod, Jr., General 
Secretary of the Synod of North Carolina; Mr 
Donald L. Stiens, Moderator of the Asheville 
Presbytery and Clerk of the Session of the High- 
lands Church; Mr. Charles S. Moore, Stated 
Clerk of Asheville Presbytery; and Dr. Ronald 
A. Botsford, local pastor. 

Prior to the weekend celebration Mr. and Mrs. 
Richard D. Wood hosted a dinner for returning 
pastors and families associated with the church 
for many years. Mrs. Wood is a granddaughter 
of Margaretta Ravenel, who along with her sis- 
ter, Clarissa Burt, donated the money for the 
church's construction in 1885. Mrs. Wood's aunt, 
Marguerite Ravenel, played a large part in the 
church's history as well. 

The church also had on hand plates and trivets 
commemorating the centennial celebration. A 
complete history of the last 100 years, includ- 
ing pictures, was compiled and written by Betty 
Holt. 

Westminster 
Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, NC 

The following Women of the Church officers 
for the new year, 1985-86, were installed by the 
Rev. Teed at the Sunday, September 29th, church 
service: 

Presidents - Luceba Britt - Joyce McNair 
Vice Presidents - Evelyn Patton - Marie 

O'Barr 
Secretary - Doris Shanks 
Treasurer - Hazel McRorie 
Historians - Ruth Davis - Dottie Potter 
Personal Faith & Family Life - Joyce 

McNair 
Christian Community Action - Evelyn 

Patton 
Ecumenical Missions & Relations - 
Martha Hodges 

continued on page 3 



September 1985 



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Page Three 




Women of the Church 
Asheville Presbytery 

Georgette Stiens 
President 

"This is the day which the Lord has made; let 
us rejoice and be glad in it." - Psalms 118:24 

Every day can be a great day! Whether it is 
a busy day filled with activities and challenges, 
or a day when you can relax. Do you anticipate 
its joys? We are anticipating the Fall Retreat! 
Patti Houck Sprinkle will be with us. She was 
one of the leaders at the "Joys in Leadership 
Conference". Plan now to register early! Every 
church should be represented! Your president 
will have any information that you might need. 
The dates are November 1 and 2. The place is 
William Black Lodge in Montreat. Please mark 
your calendar now! 

The Working Team (New Design) feel it is im- 
portant to continue to interpret the plan and its 
revisions to as many women as possible. Presi- 
dents, you have the revised version. Please share 
it with your WOC. The team urges us to send 
further thoughts or suggestions to them that you 
want them to consider prior to their meeting on 
October 29-Novenmber 2. They anticipate hav- 
ing a final draft to us in January, 1986. We will 
also hear about how the plan will be ratified in 
1986. If the plan is ratified, it will then go to 
General Assembly for approval in 1987. Together 
in 1988 we will celebrate and implement our new 
life as Presbyterian Women. Exciting! Challeng- 
ing! Do you anticipate the joys of seeing this new 
plan develop into reality? I do and I hope you 
do too. (If you have suggestions send them to 
me, and I will see that they reach the Working 
Team.) 



Westminster Presbyterian 

continued from page 2 

Leadership & Resources - Luceba Britt 

White Cross - Gladys Baugh 

Circle Chairpersons - Janet Lucas, Connie 

Henderson, Mildred Rairigh & Marcia 

Allen 



When You Know 

What The Joy Gift 

Does, You Know It Is 

Important 

by J. Phillips Noble 

The Joy Gift offering came into being because 
of needs and it continues because of the needs 
it helps to meet. Though the original needs have 
changed to some extent, the Joy Gift has been 
refocused over the years to meet the continuing 
needs of the retired servants of the Church. 
Stated clearly and specifically the needs fall into 
three categories: 

1. Minimum income supplement. Eligible re- 
tired servants whose retirement income from 
all sources does not bring them up to a cer- 
tain minimum receive a supplement provid- 
ed by the Joy Gift. 

2. Major medical supplement to Medicare. 
Eligible retired servants receive this sup- 
plemental insurance without cost to them. It 
is provided by the Joy Gift fund. 

3. Emergency assistance. Eligible retired ser- 
vants who have special situations develop 
which are beyond their financial ability to 
handle may apply to the Board of Annuities 
and Relief for emergency aid. 

To reflect on these three areas of need immedi- 
ately indicates how vital the Joy Gift offering 
is. Largely because of the rising cost of provid- 
ing the major medical supplement for retired ser- 
vants, the annual Joy Gift offering has lagged 
behind the cost of meeting the needs in the three 
categories above for the last several years. Be- 
cause of income from the Ministerial Relief En- 
dowment Fund, it has been possible to continue 
to fund these needs. 

There are two ways for churches and individu- 
als to help. One is by a good promotion of the 
Joy Gift offering in the congregation during the 
Christmas Season. The other is for individuals 
to make contributions to the Joy Gift Endow- 
ment Fund either directly or by a bequest. 

The needs will continue. The Joy Gift will 
continue to meet these needs as long as funds 
are available. Quite often the Board receives a 
letter from a family member of a retired servant 
of the Church who says, "It meant a lot to my 
parents to know that the Church did not let them 
down in the end!' Our continued, strong sup- 
port of the Joy Gift helps assure numerous re- 
tired servants that the Church has not and will 
not let them down. 

Dr. J. Phillips Noble is Executive Secretary, 
Board of Annuities & Relief Presbyterian Church 
(USA) 




Tools For Tomorrow 

Presbyterian Youth 

Respond to African 

Food Crisis 

Ginnie Stevens 
Hunger Enabler 

At our General Assembly in Indianapolis dur- 
ing June the young people who attended as 
Youth Advisory Delegates (YAD'S) contributed 
in many ways. The most unique one was in com- 
ing up with an idea about how Presbyterian 
youth can respond to the crisis in Africa. 

They called for a one-day fast at the General 
Assembly with the proceeds from the resulting 
offering going to a program they have titled 
"Tools for Tomorrow." This effort raised 
$6,425.45. 

During Sunday, the day of the fast, I was with 
several of these young people as they prayed and 
read the Bible and discussed what they could to 
involve Presbyterian youth all over the U.S. They 
decided to ask each youth group to focus on one 
educational/fundraising event in the fall. Kick- 
ing off on World Food Day, October 16, youth 
groups can help alert their congregations to the 
continuing need in Africa. 

For more information and/or materials about 
this plan call me (253-0159). Also, much of our 
Two Cents money is going to Africa and I have 
access to several audio-visual resources to help 
your congregation understand Presbyterian in- 
volvement in alleviating hunger there. One spe- 
cial opportunity will be provided Wednesday, 
October 2, 6:45 p.m., at First Church, Asheville. 
Edith Patton, Hunger Action Enabler for the 
Synod of Virginia and a member of the Africa 
Awareness Team of our denomination, sent in 
December, will be showing slides and speaking 
of her visit to five countries there. 

NOTICE: Put Saturday, November 9 on your 
calendar to attend the annual Alternative Christ- 
mas Community Festival in Asheville at First 
Baptist Church. More next month. 



World Order Sunday 

Herman F. Allen 

October 20th is World Order Sunday, and Oc- 
tober 24th is the 40th anniversary of the ratifi- 
cation of the United Nations Charter. Since that 
day global problems have increased in magni- 
tude and complexity. Increasingly, it is clear that 
no one nation, acting alone, can solve these 
problems; nor can any one organization or ac- 
tivist group. 

If we are to achieve some order of stablility 
in our interdependent world, the nations must 
act together. Though the UN has not yet 
achieved its hoped for goals, this system of 168 
nations is the only truly world forum we have. 
The UN has had far more success than is com- 
monly perceived. For example, the World Health 



Organization has all but eradicated small pox, 
and in cooperation with the United Nations De- 
velopment Fund, the Children's Fund, and the 
World Bank is developing community health 
services in villages with an emphasis on self-help, 
and community wide immunization programs. 
It may not be commonly understood that food 
is not enough. With plenty of food still millions 
of children will die from lack of basic health 
maintenance. 

I am urging the pastors and congregations of 
Asheville Presbytery to give serious attention to 
the observance of World Order Sunday and to 
stress the need for the UN in our fragile world 
order. 

I am willing to supply materials, even speak- 
ers, to any congregation that may wish to ob- 
serve World Order Sunday during the morning 
worship or at a special service during the week 



of October 20-27. Call or write me (704) 
669-8132, 714 Ninth Street, Black Mountain, NC 
28711. 

Herman F Allen 
Member of Asheville Presbytery and president 
of the WNC Chapter of the United Nations As- 
sociation, USA. 



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PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1985-86 

October 3, 1985 — Last day to receive articles 
for Our Mountain Work. 

October 8, 1985 — Asheville Presbytery meets 
at Westminster Church, Asheville, NC; Regis- 
tration 9-9:30 a.m. 

October 10-12, 1985 — Face To Face, 
Greensboro; Asheville-Concord-Mecklenburg 
Hosts 

October 20-21, 1985 — Evangelism Con- 
ference, Lake Junaluska; Sunday noon 
through Monday noon. 

November 1-2, 1985 — WOC Fall Retreat, 
William Black Lodge, Montreat, NC (Time 
to be announced). 

November 4, 1985 — Last Day to receive 
articles for Our Mountain Work. 

November 4-5, 1985 — Ministers Retreat; "In 

The Oaks", Black Mountain (details to be an- 
nounced). 

November 24, 1985 — Open House, Presby- 
terian Home for Children. 

November 28, 1985 — HOLIDAY, Thanks- 
giving Day, Presbytery Office closed 

January 7, 1986 — C.E. Committee Meeting, 
Resource Center, 40 Church Street, Third 
Floor, Noon. 

January 28, 1986 — Presbytery meets; 
Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church 



Men's Rally A 
Success 

The annual Men's Rally was held August 15 
at the Presbyterian Home for Children. A large 
crowd of men from across the Presbytery 
gathered to feast on barbecue chicken and all 
the trimmings, especially made for this occasion 
by Mr. Gus Kooles. 

After all stomachs were filled, the men were 
pleased to welcome Mr. John Lotz as guest 
speaker. Mr. Lotz is assistant Athletic Director 
at UNC-Chapel Hill. His inspirational message 
was well received by the men. 

Another feature of this year's event was the 
golf tournament. Forty men gathered at the 
Black Mountain Golf Course for an afternoon 
of excitement and competition. However, an even 
more intense competition came when attendance 
was taken. Waynesville Church came in first 
place with 18 men present. Franklin was second 
and third place went to Swannanoa Presbyterian 
Church. 

Once again, the children of the Presbyterian 
Home enjoyed being host for the Rally. They 
take pride in helping prepare for this annual 
event. Also, many thanks to the men of the Pres- 
bytery for helping make the Rally a success. We 
hope to see you next year for more fun and fel- 
lowship. 



JUNIOR HIGH FALL RALLY 
PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE 

BREVARD-DAVIDSON RIVER 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1985 



Our Sympathy 

Members of Asheville Presbytery extend their 
sympathy to the Reverend Robert H. Teed and 
his family in the death of his father on August 
30th. The Reverend Teed is pastor of the West- 
minster Church in Asheville. 



memorial (StftB 



Anderson, Harold, Olio, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. William H. 
Johnson, Otto, N.C. 

Anderson, Mrs. Wanda M., Fairview, N.C — Dr. D.W. Bros- 
nan, Asheville; Mrs. Marie Price, Fairview, N.C. 

Barber, Dr. Leonard, Hendersonville, N.C — Mrs. I.E. Price, 
Hendersonville; Junior Welfare Club, Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
F. Graf, Jr., Mrs. Mildred Lampley, Dr. & Mrs. J.L. Win- 
stead, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Thorndike, Jr., Hendersonville; 
Mrs. James H. McDuffie, Mr. & Mrs. Jim S. Ussery & Fa- 
mily, Flat Rock, N.C; Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, G.C. 
Richardson, Jr., Nellie & Earl Higdon, Mr. & Mrs. Peter 
L. Battista, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Brice 
Frost, Mr. & Mrs. James W. Marshall, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Har- 
ry C. Williams, Col. & Mrs. J.P. Blomgren, Circle #1, Hen- 
dersonville Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. James E. 
Creekman, Ken & Estelle Hysong, Barbara & George, Bond, 
Jr., Dan & Claire Waddell, Hendersonville; Mrs. Frank 
McFarland, Sr., Tryon, N.C; The Joseph O. Bell Family, 
Tuxedo, N.C; Mrs. Harvey M. Davis, Jr., Karen & David 
Davis, Flat Rock, N.C; Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. Williams, Dr. 
& Mrs. Richard B. Todd, Jr., Flat Rock, N.C; Clarence & 
Phyllis Sockwell, Chapel Hill, N.C; Lyon & John Maxey, 
Dalton, GA; Mr. & Mrs. Henry Stewart, Atlanta, GA; 

Barlow, Mrs. Annie B., Johnson City, TN — Circle #2, Canton 
Presbyterian Church, Canton; OUie & Frances Hessler, 
Overland, MO; Women of Canton Presbyterian Church, 
Canton, N.C. 

Biddick, Mr. Luke, Westlown, Orange Counly, N.Y. — Mrs. 
Frenche R. Rimzey, Brevard, N.C. 

Brookshire, Miss Marie, Hendersonville, N.C — Mrs. T.H. 
Franks, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Breathitt, Mrs. Frances, Washington, D.C — Dr. D.W. 
Brosnan, III, Asheville, N.C. 

Briggs, John G., Hendersonville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. John 
L. Brown, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Brosnan, D.W., Asheville, N.C — William H. Wendel, Niagara 
Falls, N.Y. 

Coppedge, Mrs. CH., Wake Forest, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. DM. 
Illingworth, Canton, N.C. 

Craven, Elizabeth Ann — Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., Asheville, 
N.C. 

Dotson, Mary, Fairview, N.C — Gary & Leisa Roberts, 
Alexander, N.C 

Dyer, Paul, Johnson City, TN — Circle #2, Canton 
Presbyterian Church, Canton, NC 

Geddings, Mrs. Ruth, Asheville, N.C. — Women of Kenil- 
worth Presbyterian Church, Asheville, N.C. 

Guyton, Mrs. Forrest — Mrs. Allen T. Morrison, Asheville, 
N.C. 

Hachnel, Gertrude, Brevard, N.C — Perry & Nina Allison, 
Brevard, N.C; Mr. & Mrs. A. Bryan Combs, Jr., Brevard, 
N.C. 

Haley, Mrs. Sarah, Morristown, TN — Mr. & Mrs. J.M. 
Choat, Asheville, N.C; The Girls at Asheville Anesthesia 
Associates, PA, Asheville, N.C; Ted & Jayne Patton, Mr. 
& Mrs. J.A. Anderson, Women of West Asheville Presbyteri- 
an Church, 3-M Sunday School, West Asheville Presbyteri- 
an Church, Asheville, N.C. 

Hazlett, Charles — Mr. & Mrs. Max Prince, Mineral Bluff, 
GA; Mrs. Mary S. Henry, Morganton, GA; Mountain 
Boomers, Asheville, N.C. 

Henderson, Albert H., Columbus, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. John 
Brown, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Henderson, Mr. Nun, Hendersonville, N.C — Mrs. Leonard 
B. Barber, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Hice, Nannette, Asheville, N.C — Marjorie L. Trainer, Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio. 

Howell, Mrs. James S., Asheville, N.C — Circle #3, First Pres- 
byterian Church, Asheville, N.C. 

Hursey, Florence G., Asheville, N.C — Women's Bible Class, 
First Presbyterian Church, Asheville; Margaret Arthur, 
Asheville; Virginia Hodges, Hendersonville, Mrs. John C. 
Arrowsmith, Asheville, N.C. 

Hux, Mrs. Eva — Bryan & Ada Sheehan, Weaverville, N.C. 

Inman, Mr. Gratis, Tuscon, AZ — Mr. & Mrs. Horace T. 
Nolan, Franklin, N.C. 

Kesmar, Joseph — Alica Laubach, Tuscon, AZ 

Kizer, Alex H., Jr. — Mrs. Margaret M., Brevard, NC 

Lumpkin, Virgie I*e, Hendersonville, N.C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Maness, W.C, Bryson City, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. PR. Bennett, 
Bryson City, N.C; Dr. & Mrs. Michal Hamrick, Felix & Nell 
Potts, Bryson City, N.C. 

McAllister, Mrs. A. P., Sr. — Mr. & Mrs. James E. Creekman, 
Hendersonville, N.C. 

McCraeken, Mr. Joe I)., Asheville — Circle #2 Canton Pres- 
byterian Church; Mr. & Mrs. Gardner Calvin, Canton, N.C. 

Mousin, Mrs. Dorothy, Maywood, N.J. — Mrs. Frenche R. 
Kimzey, Brevard, N.C. 

Miner, Dr. Carlton, H., Hendersonville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. 
W.H. Schulz, Williamsville, N.Y. 

Nicholson, Ms. Lylton, Daytona Beach, FL — Mrs. J.F. 
Agnew, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Sinclair, Mr. John A., E. Flat Rock, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. John 
Brown, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Stafford, Michael, Jr., Aiken, S.C — Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. 
Heckendorn, II, Aiken, S.C. 

Staton, Mr. S.G., Hendersonville, N.C — Mrs. J.F. Agnew, 
Hendersonville. 

Slcpp, Otis, Canton, N.C — Mrs. George H. Trostel, George 
Michael, II, & Joe Trostel, Canton; Sales Consul- 
tants/Dallas-FT. Worth Airport, Arlington, TX. 

Stubblefied, Mrs. Elma, Altamonta Springs, FL — Mrs. J.F. 
Agnew, Hendersonville, N.C. 



Tallent, Mary, Bryson City, N.C — Dr. & Mrs. Michael F 

Hamrick, Bryson City, N.C 
Ward, Hallett, Sr., Waynesville, N.C — Jim & Nink Swifi 

Waynesville Adult Sunday School Class, Waynesville, N.C 
Welch, Mrs. Lillian, Bryson City, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. Phili 

Brintnall, Bryson City, N.C. 
Wilson, Mrs. John (Pearl), Richmond, KY — Mrs. R.E 

McClure, Tarboro, N.C; Miss Olive Croswell, AshevilU 

N.C. 
Witt, Veronica — Mr. & Mrs. David Urquhart, Henderson 

ville, N.C. 
Wright, Perry, Hendersonville, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. Johl 

Brown, Hendersonville — , N.C. 
IN MEMORY OF BIRTHDAY - ROBERTA ALLEP 

THOMPSON — Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Cushing, Burlingame 

CA. 






44 



Happenings at 
the Home" 



With summer drawing to a close, those of us 
who live and work at the Children's Home would 
like to share with you some of the special events 
which took place. The three which stand out 
from the daily pool visits and occasional nights 
out are: a visit with members of Franklin Pres- 
byterian Church for the weekend, a trip to the 
Knoxville Zoo with the West Asheville Pres- 
byterian Church, and our break-away trip to 
Myrtle Beach in South Carolina to finish out the 
summer vacation. 

During the weekend of August 9th, members 
of the Franklin Presbyterian Church played host 
to ten of our kids as a part of the Son in Fun 
program. While there, the children participated 
in special family outings such as, mining for 
rubies and taking a cool dip in the local swim- 
ming pool. The visit was so successful that they 
even made the front page of the Franklin 
Newspaper. We really appreciate the help, love 
and kindness that the Franklin Church showed 
the children! 

The same weekend, the West Asheville Pres- 
byterian Church sponsored a trip to the Knox- 
ville Zoo in Tennessee. Six of our remaining 
children went. They were only gone for the day, 
but they returned with plenty of stories to last 
through the week. Thank you for such ai 
memorable experience! 

Our beach trip was a huge success! We bor- 
rowed two large vans and drove six hours to Myr- 
tle Beach. If anything, the looks on their faces 
was well worth trip! The majority had never seen 
the ocean. We enjoyed the sights, smells and 
sounds of the ocean by day and explored the ex- 
citing Pavilion Amusement Park during the 
warm evenings. It was a great trip! 

The children are back in school now so 
perhaps we will have more adventures to share 
next month. Take care! 



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PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 



First published 
December 1910 
USPS 4148-80 



Vol. LXXXV No. 45 



Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 



October 1985 



Open House — Presbyterian Home 

For Children 

Sunday, November 24, 1985 

2 - 5 P.M. 

Members of Asheville Presbytery 

& Friends Are Invited! 



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One year ago the Board of Trustees made the following state- 
ment: "The Presbyterian Home for the past 80 years has provided 
a Christian Home for hundreds of boys and girls. Now the Home 
faces the greatest challenge of all — the challenge of securing its 
future." To do this, the Home had its first capital campaign ever. 
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awesome, but a sum that was needed to assure another 80 years 
of Loving Care for the children. The goal was broken down in this 
way — $300,000.00 to renovate the three buildings on campus, 
buildings that were constructed in 1922 and in need of repair; 
$200,000.00 for our Education Fund to assure our young people 
of the opportunity to go on to college; and $1,200,000.00 to go 
to an Endowment to relieve operating costs for the next 80 years. 
The results of this campaign have been a joy to all of us who have 
been involved. New friends for the Home and so many more who 
have become aware of our needs. We praise the Lord for this and 
are so grateful for the response. 

Regardless of the success of the campaign, without the support 
of the churches of Asheville Presbytery, and especially the Thanks- 
giving Offering, we could not exist. This support allows us to meet 
our monthly needs for the care of the children. It is important for 
all of us, children and staff, to know that all of our churches are 
concerned about us and care for us. All of you as family members 
know what it costs to raise children. Yours is just like ours, only 
ours is so much larger. But, like you, we cut corners and fight to 
stay within a set budget. We have been able to do this for the past 
25 years and we pray each day that we will continue to do so. Our 
asking this year from the 37 churches of Asheville Presbytery is 
$35,000. Please remember us in your prayers daily that we will be 
able to provide for these children who are entrusted to our care. 
The children and staff invite all of you to our Open House on Sun- 
day, November 24 from 2 to 5 p.m. 



October 1985 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Two 



Happenings at the Home 

by Ruth Smith 

The little old schoolhouse's bell has once again 
rung and the "Happenings at the Home" have 
just begun. . . . 

Welcome to September and October everyone! 
It really is incredible to realize just how many 
activities this house can do in a little over a 
month and a half, but that is what is so won- 
derful about this place, "never a dull moment"! 

Our month started off with an invitation to 
be guests at the Cole/Beatty Bros. Circus in 
Fletcher. The best part came at the intermission 
when the children had a chance to take an 
elephant ride, meet the clowns or just explore 
the magic of the circus for themselves. The 
tickets were courtesy of the "Mr. Bill Show" and 
area donators. 

On September 7th, the Elks Club invited the 
home out for an afternoon of food and fun at 
the Recreation Park. The children were provided 
with free tickets to ride the rides and a hot dog 
lunch. Thank-you to all of those involved! 

That very Sunday, we had the extreme good 
fortune to be the guests of the Black Mountain 
Red Rocker Inn for Sunday dinner. We managed 
to take over three large round tables and just 
barely managed to roll ourselves out after the 
fabulous meal we had. Thank you so much Red 
Rocker Inn! 

September 10th, we kicked off our annual Big 
Brother Big Sister program with a picnic. 
Twenty-one volunteers came from Montreat 
College and we almost managed to get every- 
one fixed up and we haven't given up yet. 

On Sunday the 15th, we played host to the 
Hendersonville Presbyterian Church for a great 
picnic! After a general "pig-out" session on 
some wonderful food, the gentlemen put 
together a demanding game of football. So 
demanding that the women were not sure when 
it would end. One of the greatest attractions for 
the children was Hendersonville's new church 
minibus. It was hard to keep them off! 

Over the weekend of the 21st and 22nd, the 
Home packed up a whole lot of sleeping bags 
and warm clothes and traveled to Camp Glory 
Ridge in Marshall. With a record crowd of about 
130, we were treated to a pig roast and an evening 
of fun and even greater fellowship. We attended 
the Marshall Presbyterian Church for services on 
Sunday and was once again treated to a feast ful 
covered dish supper afterwards. A very special 
thank you to George and his wife and all the 
members of the Marshall Presbyterian Church. 

I think it is important to note that our activi- 
tic are not always done as a group. The kids 
have their own interests and talents and we en- 
courage them to develop their own personalities. 
Below is a quick run-down of who's doing what, 
so that ; f you have a chance to visit, you can 
encourage them. 



Big Boys 

—Thorns Seibert turned 18 years old on October 

1st! 
— Jason Williams plays Junior Varsity football at 

Owen and is a member of ROTC. 
— Joe Williams is a member of Boy Scouts. 
— Michael Moss is a member of Boy Scouts and 

has begun to play the trombone. Look for him 

soon to join the band. 
— Russell Roberts plays for the War Colts in 

Middle School football. 
— Donald Williams plays for the Black Moun- 
tain Better Sports Club football in the Midgits 

division. 
—Brett Smathers is a member of Boy Scouts. 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



Vice Moderator Helps 

Highlands First 

Church Celebrate 

Highlands, NC 




It was a great week! First Presbyterian Church 
in Highlands celebrated its Centennial this Sep- 
tember beginning with a Festival of Banners on 
Sunday, the 8th. This special worship program, 
replete with a Scottish bagpiper, drums and 
trombone, celebrated The Book of Confessions 
of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). As the 
introduction to the program said, "This is a 
service of celebration! A festival of thanks- 
giving". In this service, banners, each made by 
a woman in the church, were presented. The 
eight banners contained symbols of the content 
and the historical settings of our confessions of 
faith, all from the long and exciting history of 
the church of Jesus Christ. Darlene Snider was 
the co-ordinator of this event which was in the 
planning stage for almost two years. She and Dot 
Traylor were the narrators for the presentation. 
The church choir and the women of the Day 
Circle all contributed to this beautiful service. 
The program was held twice on the 8th and 
repeated again on Saturday afternoon, Septem- 
ber 14. 

That Saturday evening, the congregation 
assembled in the Highland's Civic Center for a 
time of reminiscing, fellowship and fun. There 
was an exhibition of pictures and other centen- 
nial related memorabilia assembled by Corretta 
and Burton Talbott and Mozelle Edwards fol- 
lowed by a "Then and Now" fashion show coor- 
dinated by Georgette Stiens. The evening 
concluded with the singing of old favorites and 
dessert and punch. 

Sunday morning, the 15th, broke bright and 



beautiful in Highlands as members and friends 
gathered for morning worship at 9:00 and 11:00 
a.m. The church had all four governing bodies 
of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) represented 
in worship. The message entitled, "Life Begins 
at 40-70-100?" was delivered by the Vice- 
Moderator of the General Assembly, Dr. Robert 
L. Thompson. He stressed the primacy of our 
relationship with Jesus Christ and our need to 
share that with all the world. The Synod of 
North Carolina was represented by our General 
Secretary, Dr. John D. MacLeod. Presbytery was 
represented by Moderator Donald L. Stiens who 
is also Clerk of Session of Highlands First. The 
Rev. Mr. Charles S. Moore, Executive and Stated 
Clerk of Presbytery was also present as was the 
church's pastor, Dr. Ronald A. Botsford. During 
the service the Dedicatory Prayer of 100 years 
ago was led by the church's oldest former pastor, 
Robert DuPree. 

The festivities continued after worship at the 
Civic Center where 192 persons were served 
luncheon by our young people. Each of the 
representatives of our governing bodies brought 
greetings to those assembled. Former ministers 
plus the surviving spouses of two former pastors 
shared remembrances of their days in Highlands. 
Special thanks and recognition were given to the 
Chair of the Centennial Celebration, Delores 
Sherrill. She did an outstanding job of coor- 
dinating this highly successful special time in the 
life of this congregation. Certificates of Appreci- 
ation were given to almost 100 individuals who 
gave of their time and talents in various areas 
to help make this a wonderful experience which 
will be long remembered by all. 



Grace Covenant 

Holds Lecture Series, 

Oct. 27 & 28 

Asheville, NC 

Dr. Lucy Atkinson Rose, Assistant Professor 
of Worship and Preaching at Columbia Theo- 
logical Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, will be the 
1985 speaker for Grace Covenant's annual 
Lecture Series October 27 and 28. 

The Lecture Series begins with the 8:30 and 
11:00 a.m. worship service on October 27, basing 
her sermon on Mark 5:24B-34 — "The Risk of 
Getting Involved." 

There will be a covered dish supper in the 
Fellowship Hall at 6:00 p.m. on the 27th, fol- 
lowed at 7:00 by Dr. Rose's lecture, "Listening 
Redemptively to the Bible: The Individual in 
Touch with God!' 

The third lecture, at 7:00 p.m. Monday, 
October 28, is titled: "Participating Redemptive- 
ly in the Service of Worship: The Community 
in Touch with God." Members and friends, 
schedule these dates on your calendars and plan 
to take advantage of this opportunity. 



Little Boys 

-Scott Moss plays for the Black Mountain 
Better Sports Club football in the Termite 
division. 

-Larry Banner is a member of Cub Scouts. 



Big Girls 

-Crystal Pace is taking Jazz and Tap lessons. 



Little Girls 

— Dawn Williams is a member of Girl Scouts 

and is taking Ballet lessons. 
— Melanie Keener is a member of Brownies and 

is taking Ballet lessons. 
— Farriah Gunter is a member of Brownies and 

is taking Ballet lessons. 

See you next month! 



October 1985 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



Women of the Church 




131 Georgette Steins, Pres. 



No person wants to stand still! An open and 
receptive mind and willingness to learn are im- 
portant to all of us. Saturday, September 21 was 
a day filled with visions of what we can accom- 
plish this year. We saw smiles and happy faces 
— and — happiness has a way of communicat- 
ing to others! "You shall be happy, and it shall 
be well with you!' (Psalms 128:2) 

Our grateful thanks to the women of the Hen- 
dersonville First Church for their tender, loving 
care. Every detail was carried out perfectly. Each 
person who participated in the program knew 
her subject well. We were very much aware of 
their ability and dedication. How fortunate we 
are to have these leaders. One hundred eighty 
women attended our Fall Training Day. 

The Birthday Offering for 1986 of the Women 
of the Church will go to two objectives: The 
Border Ministry, a joint mission of the Pres- 
byterian Church (USA) and the National Pres- 
byterian Church of Mexico. The Border Ministry 
works in five projects along the two thousand 
mile border between the U.S. and Mexico cen- 
tering on worshipping communities reaching out 
in service. The Birthday Offering will fund new 
and expanded projects. Elizabeth McAnally, 
Birthday Interpreter, will have some exciting in- 
formation to share with you at a later date. 

G.S. 



Riceville Presbyterian Church 
Celebrates Old Folks' Day 

Asheville, N.C. 

The Riceville Presbyterian Church celebrated 
its annual "Old Folks' Day" on Sunday, Sep- 
tember 15 with a worship service led by the 
Reverend Scott Hilborn. Dinner followed in the 
fellowship hall and an afternoon of music was 
enjoyed. 

This is a special time, each year, when the 
older members and friends of the church are 
honored for their contribution to the life of the 
church. Special recognition was given to Mrs. 
May Ray who has been a member for eighty 
years. Other honored persons attending were 
Mrs. Helen Shope, Mrs. Ethel Parker, the Rev. 
CW. Solomon, Mr. Virgil Bias and Mr. Bug 
Stone. 

Music was provided by the church choir under 
the direction of Mrs. Madeline Dillingham, the 
youth choir under the direction of Mr. and Mrs. 
Neal Bias; composer and singer, Miss Tammy 
Elliott, and members of the Barber Shop chorus 
directed by Mr. Ray Sawyer. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Morris decorated the 
church; Mr. Tip Sawyer and Dr. Hilton Seals led 
the afternoon song service and Mrs. Pat Bailey 
was Chairperson for the event. 



Here it is again, time to be thinking toward 
Mission Season in the church, although Thanks- 
giving and Christmas have yet to arrive. 

But, in order to have a meaningful Witness 
Season, it is important to begin planning early, 
particularly since only one mission couple is 
assigned to the Synod of N.C, the Rev. and Mrs. 
Betts Huntley of Korea, and they are to be in 
Asheville Presbytery only during March 2-5. 

Although the bad news is that there is only 
one couple on home assignment available, we 
of Asheville Presbytery are fortunate in having 
four retired couples, at least, in our area — the 
Reichardt Taylors and the Don Williams of 
Brazil, the Bill Junkins of Taiwan, and the John 
Bradys of Japan — all living in the Black 
Mountain-Montreat area. Also available are two 
former volunteers in Mission — Dorothy Gar- 
trell (Brazil) and Charlotte Mack (Bangladesh). 

Consider using any missionary whom you 
invite to your church with as many groups as 
possible — Sunday school, youth fellowship, 
family night supper, as well as during the Sun- 
day morning service. Why not have an afternoon 
group encounter using the missionaries with 
booths, displays, and costumes as the West- 
minster Church has done or use the missionaries 
for a mini-mission conference as the Montreat 
Church has presented? 

Whatever you do, start planning soon. Con- 
tact Gordon Gartrell at the Hayesville Church 
(704-389-3318) or (704-389-3653) so that your 
church will have the missionaries it needs at the 
times it plans. And, don't forget to be encourag- 
ing your young people to attend the Gatlinburg 
Missions Conference to be held February 1-3, 
1986. 

Sylvia Crawford, E.M. & R. 



Growing Through 

Divorce Seminar 

Nov. 8th & 9th 

There are over a million and a quarter new 
divorces in our country every year. Many lives 
in our congregation, communities and work 
places will be affected by divorce. The First 
Presbyterian Church of Swannanoa is very con- 
cerned about these hurting people. We are also 
concerned with the church's negative approach 
to this problem. Many, many people have been 
driven from the church because of a lack of 
understanding and a lack of compassion. We, 
at First Presbyterian Church, want to change and 
minister to this populace. 

We have chosen the workshop/seminar vehicle 
and have secured from California a nationally 
known expert in this field. 

Jim Smoke, minister, nationally known 
author, lecturer, and a counselor to single adults 
will be the seminar leader. Jim's deep involve- 
ment with young adult ministries led him to per- 
ceive a long felt need among single adults, 
especially the divorced. During the seminar he 
frankly discusses the many facets of divorce and 
how individuals can turn these challenges into 
positive learning experiences. Conference par- 
ticipants will sense a feeling of warmth, concern, 
and ability. The workshop/seminar will be a rich 
and rewarding experience for all who attend. 

The seminar will be held at the church from 

7-10 p.m. on Fri. Nov. 8th, 1985 and from 9-4:30 

on Sat. Nov. 9th. The cost is $10.00 per person 

continued on page 4 




Ginnie Stevens 
Hunger Action Enabler 

Another Alternative 
Christmas 

Several churches in Asheville Presbytery are 
planning an alternative Christmas emphasis this 
year. That's good news! Because it means a few 
more people will rethink their celebration prac- 
tices and find new ways to honor the Christ 
Child; by taking more time to observe Advent 
instead of rushing around the mall; by giving 
gifts "to the least of these" rather than swap- 
ping needless do-dads; by making instead of 
buying; by singing rather than fussing. 

One congregation, New Hope, has already 
planned their strategy. After a morning worship 
in September, they spent time listing what they 
liked and didn't like about Christmas. Then, they 
watched "Have Yourself A Merry Little 
Christmas;' which showed the ways in which 
many different families are trying to make a 
difference. Following the filmstrip, they ate a 
delicious salad and sandwich lunch while they 
discussed in small groups several questions relat- 
ed to the theme. They were full of ideas. Now 
they are putting some into practice — by hav- 
ing a Saturday in October devoted to a congrega- 
tional craft day, by setting up a tree onto which 
members may place descriptions of meaningful 
traditions, and by having a display of local op- 
portunities for "giving to the least of these" with 
time and skills. 

To help all of you in the search for a blessed 
Christmas, the Alternative Christmas Commu- 
nity Festival is planned on November 9 at First 
Baptist Church in Asheville (at 1-240 and 
Charlotte St.). It will be a day full of exhibits 
on self-help crafts, books, children's gifts, advent 
ideas, etc. There will be opportunity for doing 
simple crafts for adults and children, films, and 
a "Happy Birthday, Jesus" party at 2:30 p.m. 
with storytelling, music and a cake. Members of 
many Presbyterian congregations are working 
together to offer this as a Christmas present to 
YOU. DO ACCEPT IT! It is a first in the coun- 
try and is being written about in several maga- 
zines. And it's right here in WNC. 



Fall Is Budget Time 

Lilian Fountain 
Enabler for Refugee Concerns 

Don't forget to include Refugee Resettlement 
in your church budget for 1986. It takes so little 
to save a life and give someone a new chance 
for a meaningful life! 

Jr. High Fall Rally 
Date Changed 

The Asheville Presbytery Jr. High Fall Rally 
which was scheduled for October 19 has been 
postponed until November 2. The place and time 
remain the same: Brevard-Davidson River Pres- 
byterian Church, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



October 1985 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1985-86 

November 1-2, 1985 — WOC Fall Retreat, 
William Black Lodge, Montreat, NC (Friday, 
4 p.m. — Saturday lunch). 

November 2, 1985 — Jr. Hi Rally, Brevard- 
Davidson River Church, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

November 4, 1985 — Last Day to receive 
articles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

November 4-5, 1985 — Ministers Retreat; "In 
The Oaks", Black Mountain. 

November 24, 1985 — Open House, Presby- 
terian Home for Children, 2-5 p.m. 

November 28, 1985 — HOLIDAY, Thanks- 
giving Day, Presbytery Office closed. 

December 4-5, 1985 — Boundaries Com- 
mittee meeting, Camp Caraway. 

December 5, 1985 — Last day to receive 
articles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

December 25, 1985 — HOLIDAY, Christ's 
Birthday, Presbytery Office closed. 

January 1, 1986 — HOLIDAY, New Year's 
Day, Presbytery Office closed. 

January 6, 1986 — Last day to receive 
articles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

January 6, 1986 — Candidates Committee 
meets at Asheville First Church, 1 p.m. 

January 7, 1986 — C.E. Committee meets at 
Resource Center in Presbytery Office; 11:30 
for lunch; meeting 1 p.m. 

January 28, 1986 — Presbytery meets; 
Brevard-Davidson River Church, Brevard. 

February 5, 1986 — Last day to receive 
articles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

February 7-9, 1986 — Gatlinburg Missions 
Conference, Park Vista Hotel, Gatlinburg. 

March 5, 1986 — Last day to receive articles 
for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

March 11, 1986 — C.E. Committee meets, 12 
Noon, Andrews Church. 

March 18, 1986 — Candidates Committee 
meets, Asheville First Church, 1 p.m. 

April 3, 1986 — Last day to receive articles for 
OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

April 5-6, 1986 — Union Theological Semi- 
nary Caravan, Asheville 

April 12, 1986 — Asheville Presbytery meets, 
Highlands First Church. 

April 19, 1986 — Asheville Presbyterial meets, 
Waynesville First Church. 



Resource Corner 



by Cary McMullen 

New resources! The following new resources 
either have arrived or are on order in the Pres- 
bytery Resource Center, just in time for fall. 

Videotapes: The Art of Asking Questions, 

with Don Griggs 
Spirituality and the Arts, with 

John Westerhoff 
Presbyterian Evangelism, with 

Dr. Ben Johnson 
Jesus and His Friends, a tape 

with stories and songs for 

children (perfect for use with 

CE:SA level 2 this fall) 
The Mighty Acts of God, with 

Dr. Arnold B. Rhodes (yes, in 

video) 



Books: Becoming Adult, Becoming 

Christian, by James Fowler 
Let All the People, worship 

experiences with children, 

by Agnes Peery 
Preaching as Theology and Art, 

by Elizabeth Achtemeier 
Genesis, the Interpretation 

commentary, by Walter 

Brueggemann 
Using Storytelling in Christian 

Education, by Pat Griggs 
The Pauline Letters, by Leander Keck 

and Victor P. Furnish 

And more! Cary McMullen, the Resource 
Center Coordinator, is in the Center on Tues- 
days and Fridays. Come by and browse. 



Memorial (Siftu 



Akers, Mrs. Ruth H., Columbus, Ohio — Ruth H. Hathaway, 
Brevard, N.C. 

Barber, Dr. Leonard, Hendersonville, N.C — Dr. & Mrs. John 
M. Ross, Hendersonville, N.C, Mrs. McAvey Brittain, Hen- 
dersonville, N.C, Thomas M. Brittain, Hendersonville, N.C, 
Mr. & Mrs. Ed. Groce, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Apple. Mr. & 
Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, Mrs. James D. Pearce, Mrs. J.F. 
Agnew, Hendersonville, N.C; Mr. & Mrs. Ron Kent, Flat 
Rock, N.C. 

Barlow, Annie B., Johnson City, TN — Mr. & Mrs. Everett 
Scroggs, Canton, N.C; Ann D. Hardin, Waynesville, N.C. 

Bates, Frank M., Asheville, N.C — Marie Abair, Mary Jane 
Winfrey, Asheville, N.C, Margaret K. Harper, Marie 
Chandler, Bud McLean, and Ruth Dillineham, Weaverville, 
N.C. 

Brosnan, Mr. D.W., Jr., Asheville, N.C — Max E. Nussbaum, 
Moultrie, GA. 

Cantrell, Perry M„ Flat Rock, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. John H. 
Lyday, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Caulev, Robert L. — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Henderson- 
ville, N.C. 

Causer, Eleanor, Norwell, MASS — Paul & Mary Bates, 
Asheville, N.C. 

Clark, Flora, Asheville, N.C — Susan McKenzie, Asheville, 
N.C. 

Clinton, Ina J., Barnardsville, N.C. — Mr. & Mrs. Cline 
Roberts, Asheville, N.C. 

Coggins, Trooper Bobby, Bryson City, N.C — Mr. & Mrs. PR. 
Bennett, Bryson City, N.C, Felix & Nell Potts, Bryson City, 
N.C; Sen. & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Dyer, Paul, Johnson City, TN — Ann D. Hardin, 
Waynesville, N.C. 

Fenwick, Thelma, Asheville, N.C — Women of Kenilworth 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville, N.C. 

Garwood, Jane B., Waynesville, N.C. — Mr. M.E. Davis, 
Waynesville, N.C. 

Haley, Mrs. Sarah, Morristown, TN — Mrs. Robert Felkel, 
Leicester, N.C, Margaret M. Baker, Asheville, N.C. 

Harris, Mrs. Anne, Greenville, Delaware — Dr. & Mrs. 
Ben Orman, Brevard, N.C. 

Honeycutt, Julia, Asheville, N.C. — Mr. & Mrs. Bryan D. 
Sheehan, Weaverville, N.C. 

Home, Tom — Hartford Tweeds, Marshall, N.C. 

Hawkins, James, Brevard, N.C. — Mr. & Mrs. John H. 
Lyday, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Jackson, Albert, Asheville, N.C. — Mrs. Claude D. Miller, 
Hendersonville, N.C. 

Johnson, Vernon J., Hendersonville, N.C. — Leander B. 
Johnson, Hendersonville, N.C. 

keziak, Mrs. Vera — Mrs. Myrtle Elkins, Asheville, N.C, 
Mr. & Mrs. Claude Holcombe, Candler, N.C. 

Kinard, Gussie Corpening, Asheville, N.C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Harry Shotwell, Asheville, N.C, Mr. & Mrs. Don Compton, 
Miss Audrey Compton, Asheville, N.C. 

Kraci, Dr. John, Fairport, NY — Marjorie and Frank Munt, 
Hendersonville, N.C. 

Lundeberg, Palmer O., San Diego, CA — Miriam Williamson, 
Martha Bedinger, Maryville, TN. 

McClure, Helen C, Asheville, N.C — Mrs. Louise B. 
Lanning, Asheville, N.C, Mrs. Albert Berry, Asheville, N.C. 

McDuffie, James H., Flat Rock, N.C — Mrs. James D. 
Pearce, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Meadows, Mrs. Mae — Mr. & Mrs. John Brown, Hender- 
sonville, N.C, Mrs. C.E. Stonecipher, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Morgan, Master Caleb, Sylva, N.C. — Women of Sylva 
Presbyterian Church, Sylva, N.C. 

Moss, Mrs. Elisabeth, Canton, N.C — Mrs. Otis Stepp, 
Women of Canton Presbyterian Church, June Scroggs, Mr. 
& Mrs. Don Scroggs, Avery Sunday School Class, Canton 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Everett Scroggs, Mr. & 
Mrs. Ray Foster, Armelda & Tate Barlow, Mrs. Dorothy 
Avery, Mary Gillis, Circle #1, Canton Presbyterian Church, 
Canton, NC; Mrs. Glenn E. Robinson, Candler, N.C; Ann 
D. Hardin, Waynesville, N.C, Mrs. Helma Palen, Clyde, 
N.C; Mrs. Mary P. Rhinehart, Asheville, N.C. 



Divorce Seminar 

(continued from page 3) 
with a $5.00 discount for pre-registration before 
Nov. 6th. Registration and publicity materials 
are available at the church (P.O. Box 216 Swan- 
nanona, NC 28778, 704-686-3140). 

You personally may not be going or have gone 
through divorce, but you can come and learn 
how to help others through this very difficult ex- 
perience. More importantly, you may know 
someone in your family, in your community, at 
your school or work place that is going through 
divorce. Encourage them to attend! Tell them 
you'll pay their registration fee, keep their chil- 
dren, do anything for them to attend this im- 
portant event. Here is a terrific opportunity to 
help minister to these hurting people through the 
power of the love of Christ. Spread the word, 
and above all, pray, pray and pray for this 
outreach. 



Neal, Mrs. W.C — Mr. & Mrs. Colon Goforth and Family, 

Etowah, N.C. 
Oliver, Mr. Charles, Portsmouth, N.H. — Ester W. Dildine, 

Black Mountain, N.C. 
Reed, Roy T., Weaverville, N.C — Clara Gaddy, Weaverville, 

N.C, Mr. & Mrs. S.R. Perkins, Asheville, N.C, Women of 

Sylva Presbyterian Church, Sylva, N.C. 
Rhodes, Will A. — Pairs & Spares Sunday School Class, Oak 

Forest Presbyterian Church, Asheville, N.C. 
Rogers, H. Grady, Jr., Atlanta, GA — Mr. & Mrs. John 

Brown, Hendersonville, N.C. 
Sexton, Frank — Gladys I. Bailey, Hendersonville, N.C. 
Shadden, Mrs. Mary Alice, Arnoldsville, GA — Mrs. M.E. 

Davis, Waynesville, N.C. 
Shaw, Alice, Mt. View, AR — Mr. & Mrs. Everett Scroggs, 

Canton, N.C. 
Sims, Lawrence, Spartanburg, SC — Jane & Jay McCrary, 

Hendersonville, N.C, Tammie & Powers English, Hender- 
sonville, N.C. 
Smith, Mr. Bernard F., Aurora, CO — Mr. & Mrs. Henry M. 

Stewart, Atlanta, GA. 
Stepp, Otis, Canton — Ann D. Hardin, Waynesville, N.C. 
Willis, Mrs. James A., Sr., Jacksonville, FL — Sen. & Mrs. 

Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, N.C. 
Cowcll, Mr. & Mrs. Robert - Wedding Anniversary — Mr. 

Robert Oates, Brevard, N.C. 



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Vol. LXXXV No. 46 



Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 



November 1985 



Asheville First Church Calls 

Arthur Ford Fogartie 

as Pastor 





Arthur Ford Fogartie was installed as Pastor 
of the First Presbyterian Church of Asheville on 
Sunday, November 17, 1985, during the 11 
o'clock morning worship service. The following 
Commission, appointed by Presbytery, installed 
Mr. Fogartie: 

The Rev. Mr. Robert K. McGirt - Led 
Worship 

Mr. Rayburn Dean - Gave the offertory pray- 
er and led the Apostles Creed 

Ms. Neena Haskins - Read the Scripture 

The Rev. Dr. Sandra R. Brown - Preached the 
Sermon 

The Rev. Mr. Charles S. Moore - Presided and 
propounded the Constitutional Questions 
to the Minister 

Mr. Robert J. Robinson - Propounded the 
Constitutional Questions to the Congre- 
gation 

Mr. John S. Anderson - Led the Prayer of 
Installation 

The Rev. Dr. James E. Fogartie - Charged the 
Minister 

The Rev. Dr. C. Grier Davis - Charged the 
Congregation 

Invited to sit with the Commission and to par- 
ticipate in this installation service were: the Rev. 
Dr. Sandra R. Brown, Professor at Princeton 
Theological Seminary and a member of Hanover 



Presbytery; the Rev. James E. Fogartie, father 
of Mr. Fogartie, pastor of the First Presbyter- 
ian Church in Spartanburg, SC and a member 
of Piedmont Presbytery; and Mr. John S. An- 
derson, an Elder in the McGregor Presbyterian 
Church in Irmo, SC and a member of Congaree 
Presbytery. 

Arthur grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina 
as a member of the Myers Park Presbyterian 
Church. Upon graduation from high school, he 
entered the University of North Carolina-CH 
where he graduated in May, 1975, with a BA in 
English. That same fall, he entered Princeton 
Theological Seminary and was received as a 
Candidate by Piedmont Presbytery in the sum- 
mer of 1976. Upon graduation in May, 1978, 
with a Master of Divinity, he accepted the call 
of the First Presbyterian Church of Warren, Ar- 
kansas where on November 12, 1978 he was or- 
dained to the Ministry and installed as pastor 
of the Warren Church. In August, 1983, he ac- 
cepted a call to the McGregor Church in Irmo, 
SC where he has served as pastor until accept- 
ing the call of the First Church, Asheville. 

Arthur is a fourth generation Presbyterian 
minister whose father is pastor of the First Pres- 
byterian of Spartanburg, SC and whose grand- 
father concluded his ministry as pastor of the 
Montreat Presbyterian Church. Arthur and his 
wife Susan have a daughter Drew and a son 
Stuart. 



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Meeting of Asheville Presbytery 

Charles S. Moore, Stated Clerk 
Jayne Patton, Acting Recording Clerk 

The Presbytery of Asheville met in ad- 
journed session on October 8, 1985 at 8:30 
a.m. in the sanctuary of the Westminster Pres- 
byterian Church in Asheville. The following 
is a digest of the actions of the meeting. 

1) Engaged in worship led by the host pas- 
tor, the Reverend Robert H. Teed who 
used as his sermon topic, "Christ's 
Cleansing Action." As part of the serv- 
ice, the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper 
was observed and prayer for the mission- 
aries and candidates was given by the 
Reverend Kenneth Hicks. 

2) A quorum was declared present. 

3) The Reverend Albert Kissling, Immedi- 
ate Past Moderator served as Acting 
Moderator. 

4) A history of the Westminster Church 
was distributed and ordered printed in 
the Minutes. 

5) Appointed the following Standing Com- 
mittees: 

Bills and Overtures - The Rev. Kenneth 
Hicks, Chrm., Rev. Samuel Hale, Ms. 
Mary Congdon 

Judicial Business - The Rev. Ronald 
Botsford, Chrm., Mr. Red Nolen, Rev. 
John Laughlin 

Resolution and Thanks - The Rev. Ira 
Kennerly, Chrm., Ms. Mary Lou 
Hooper, Rev. Scott Hilborn 

6) Order of the Day - The Rev. W. Kirk Al- 
len, Executive Director of the N.C. Pres- 
byterian Foundation spoke regarding the 
purposes of the Foundation. 

Mr. Donald C. McKenzie presided in a 
recognition service for Mr. James E. 
Ash, C.P.A. and auditor for many years 
for the Presbyterian Home for Children 
and for the Presbytery. 

7) Heard the report of the Christian Edu- 
cation Committee with a recommenda- 
tion to change Article 26:3 in the 
Presbytery Manual to read, "Each Ex- 
ecutive Committee will present a review 
of its work from the previous year, out- 
line of its organization and goals for the 
coming year for approval by Presbytery!' 
This requires a second reading. 

8) Heard the report of the Nominating 
Committee and adopted the recommen- 
dations that — 

a) The Rev. Jerrold L. Brooks serve on 
the Board of Trustees of Davidson 
College, Class of 1989, beginning 
January 1, 1986 and 

b ) The Rev. Malcolm Maccubbin serve 
on the Coordinating Council for the 
Synod of N.C, Class of 1988. 

9) Head the report of the Presbytery Coun- 
cil and adopted Recommendation #1 
that the following per capita apportion- 
ment be approved for 1986: General 

continued on page 3 



November 1985 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Two 



World Community Day 
"An Ecumenical Experience" 

Andrews Presbyterian Church 
Andrews, NC 

World Community Day, sponsored by the 
Cherokee County Council of Church Women 
United, was celebrated on Friday, Nov. 1, at the 
Andrews Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m. World 
Community Day is a national observance that 
unites Christian women in an ecumenical ex- 
perience that focuses on issues of world peace, 
and emphasizes the individual and collective 
parts that women all over the country can play 
in that process. 

This year's service, written by churchwomen 
from the farm belt of America — Nebraska, 
Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, North and South Da- 
kota — is entitled "Harvest of Blessings. " It ex- 
presses values born of closeness to and reverence 
for the earth that produces food for the hungry 
of the world. The service also reflects the 
challenge felt by these rural women as they re- 
count their blessings, their feelings about fami- 
ly, home, land, and their own responsibilities in 
light of a broadening world consciousness. 

Johnnie Killian of the Andrews Presbyterian 
Church acted as leader for the service. Also from 
the host church were Judy Bristol Liley, organist, 
and Alice Slagle, who read the Scripture. Spe- 
cial music was presented by Alice Sarahs and 
Betty Myers from the Brasstown Baptist Church 
and also by the Sunshine Kazoo Band. The fol- 
lowing members of the Andrews Presbyterian 
Church participated in the program: Virginia 
Mclnnis, Alice Slagle, Betty Rice, Ruth Bristol, 
and also Louise Gilbert from the Andrews 
United Methodist Church. 

The theme development was presented by 
Karen Bates, a member of the Peachtree Bap- 
tist Church, and District Secretary for Soil and 
Water Conservation. Esther Grisby of the Young 
Harris Methodist Church gave the interpretation 
of the offering and the prayer of dedication. 

Bettie Norris and Mary Cappela of St. Wil- 
liams Catholic Church were in charge of regi- 
stration. Peggy Cerise from the Murphy 
Presbyterian Church and Jo Ann Hamby from 
Ranger Baptist Church served as ushers. Follow- 
ing the service refreshments were served by the 
ladies of the Andrews Presbyterian Church in 
their Fellowship Hall. 

On display in the Fellowship Hall were two 
banners made by Russian women. These ban- 
ners were part of the Peace Ribbon that was 
placed around the Pentagon on Sunday, Aug. 4, 
of this year as a gentle and non-violent protest 
against nuclear war. The Cherokee County 
Council of Church Women United is privileged 
to be allowed to display these banners. They were 
one of the highlights of the World Community 
Day Celebration and appropriate to the theme 
of world peace. 

World Community Day, first observed in 1943 
as a "peace day, " grew out of the concern of 
Church Women United for ways women could 
bring about an enduring world peace with 
justice. Church Women United is the unique 
movement that brings Protestant, Roman 
Catholic, and Orthodox women. together into 
one Christian community of prayer, advocacy 
and service. 

These churchwomen, who represent a broad 
spectrum of religious tradition, race, age, eco- 
nomic status and ethnic background, work 
through a national unit, 52 state units, and 1,800 
local units. 

World Community Day offerings make pos- 
sible, in part, the mission of Church Women 
United including the Intercontinental Grants for 
Mission program that funds national and inter- 
national projects in support of the empowerment 
of women, human rights, justice and peace. 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



Marshall Presbyterian Church 

Marshall, NC 

A rare old time was had by all the weekend 
of September 21st and 22nd. The Marshall Pres- 
byterian Church hosted the children and staff 
from the Presbyterian Home. Our friends from 
the Home stayed at Glory Ridge Camp. People 
from the Marshall community and some of the 
camp staff joined in to make this a fun and 
memorable time. 

Men of the Marshall Presbyterian Church put 
a 212-pound pig on the roaster at 1:00 a.m. 
Saturday, and 135 people were gathered by 5:30 
p.m. for the pig-pickin' repast. Women of the 
church and community had fixed the trimmings 
and for an hour or so we had some good eat- 
ing, with some friends of the Reems Creek Par- 
ish furnishing strawberry-rhubarb pie. Um- 
good! 

The day concluded with worship on the Ridge 
beholding God's glory in the sunset, in the 
majestic mountains and in the faces of one 
another. 

Following a Mozelle Moore and Janet Cook 
camp breakfast, our guests participated in Sun- 
day School and worship services where their 
bright smiles and Don McKensie's enthusiastic 
message inspired our congregation. 

Following a scrumptious Sunday dinner, pre- 
pared by the women of the church, the congre- 
gation hugged and waved good-bye to our 
Presbyterian Home family. They had not disap- 
peared from sight before voices were heard to 
say, "Let's do it again next year. Let's make it 
an annual event!' Thanks, Lord, for loving mo- 
ments to remember. 

Bryson City 
Presbyterian Church 

Bryson City, NC 

The following is a letter received by the Bry- 
son City Church which tells of the good work 
done through the White Cross of our churches: 

"A Special Letter" 

Dear White Cross Chairman, 

In April and May of this year I went with my 
husband to Zaire. He helped to relieve for Dr. 
Birch Rambo while he was on furlough. This was 
at the Good Shepherd Hospital in Tshikaji. He 
also worked with Dr. Ken McGill in the Bulape 
Hospital. Both are Presbyterian hospitals. 

At both places I helped unload the barrels of 
White Cross supplies. This was a real treat for 
me as I had always been on the sending side be- 
fore. The personnel at both Presbyterian hospi- 
tals repeated over and over again that they could 
not operate their hospitals without the supplies 
received from our Presbyterian churches. I'm en- 
closing your packing sheets so you also can 
know your supplies reached their destination. 

My husband and I came away from Zaire with 
great respect for the Christian work done by our 
missionaries in that area. 

Sincerely, 

Mrs. John Foushee 

First Presbyterian Church 

Hendersonville, NC 

Some months ago the congregation of First 
Church Hendersonville took upon itself to 
finance the building of a nursing school build- 
ing at the remote bush hospital in the village of 



Bulape, Zaire. It felt really good to have a part 
in a ministry to that remote and primitive area 
of the world. 

A few weeks ago, when Ben Mathes was here 
representing the Medical Benevolent Founda- 
tion, he reported on the Bulape project. He told 
us that literally thousands of persons in the vil- 
lages within a hundred-mile radius of Bulape are 
ministered to through the trained nurses who 
come from our school in Bulape. How thank- 
ful that we have been able to be a part of such 
a ministry. 

Then, Ben asked, "Now that First Presby- 
terian Church of Hendersonville has built the 
nursing school building, how about furnishing 
it?" As of October 31, 1985, $3,415 has been 
reported. It is hoped that the total needs of 
$7,500 will be met by November 17! What bless- 
ings we have received! 

Morrison Presbyterian Church 

Franklin, NC 

Morrison Church, located about six miles 
south of Franklin, just off Highway 441, is one 
of the most active churches in our Presbytery 
— considering its size and its rural setting. It 
is composed, in the main, of retired couples, 
with a few couples still in the "work force, " but 
whose children are pretty much "out and on 
their own!' 

However, Morrison Church has a real appreci- 
ation of, and interest in, young people. In this 
article we especially want to recognize three 
brothers, being reared by their paternal grand- 
parents, who are very active in the worship life 
and the social life of the church. John and David 
Gray are commuting students at Rabun Gap- 
Nacoochee Presbyterian High School, just 
across the Georgia line. These two young men 
regularly take up the offering and are helpful in 
so many ways, including of summers keeping the 
grounds in clean and beautiful appearance. 
Daniel Jeremiah Gray is a fourth grader at the 
nearby elementary school and has accepted the 
position of acolyte to service the beautiful pair 
of candleholders recently presented to the church 
by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kilbey in memory of the 
late Gwen Kilbey who was one of the pianists 
at the Morrison Church for several years. Dan- 
ny is so proud of his "office" of acolyte, and 
takes his responsibility very, very seriously. 

The Morrison Church appreciates these three 
Gray brothers and is grateful to God for the 
privilege of helping them, and our few other 
young people, along their Christian journey! 



First Presbyterian Church 

Highlands, NC 

The First Presbyterian Church of Highlands 
has a tape ministry, as a part of the outreach 
ministry. There are two aspects of the program 
— a Loan Program, for the sick and shut-ins 
and those who miss a given worship service. The 
church loans individuals a tape of the service 
along with a tape player, if needed. These are 
delivered and picked up, if needed. 

Second, individuals may request personal co- 
pies of a given taped program. The cost is $2.00, 
approximately what it costs to produce one cas- 
sette tape. If these are needed to be mailed, an 
additional cost is added. 

If anyone is unable to afford the tapes, they 
receive it as a gift and encouraged by God's 
promise: "God is able to provide you with every 
blessing in abundance, so that you may always 
have enough of everything and may provide in 
abundance for every good work." (II Cor. 9:8) 



November 1985 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 




by Georgette Steins, Pres. 

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is 
the will of God in Christ Jesus for you — I Thes- 
salonians 5:18. 

In response to a presidential proclamation, the 
people of the United States observe Thanksgiv- 
ing Day as a national day of thanksgiving. As 
Christians we can be especially thankful for the 
special blessings that we enjoy. We are never out 
of God's sight or His concern — yet — we some- 
times forget to be grateful and lose our joy. Like 
spoiled children we take blessings for granted, 
or worse yet, grumble when something is not to 
our liking. Beginning today let's reflect the 
thankfulness we feel. Your president is so thank- 
ful for each one of you! 

Those of us who attended the WOC Fall 
Retreat on November 1-2 had a fantastic time! 
It was well planned and well attended. The lodge 
was filled and many commuted. Patti Houck 
Sprinkle had everyone's full attention as she 
spoke to us about "Bearing Fruits as Christians!' 
(John 15) Mary Raine Moore was delightful! 
How we enjoyed singing with her. Then there 
was Katherine Torrence and her Book Chat. Ter- 
rific! This was a time of spiritual renewal, fel- 
lowship and fun ending with a Communion 
Sevice. We wish that all of you could have been 
with us, for it was one of those unforgettable 
experiences. 

PRESIDENTS, are you planning your Joy 
Gift Program? The time is NOW! Please remem- 
ber that your report is due December 1. I have 
received a few and I know that you are working 
on them. If you have any corrections for our 
directory send them to Ruth Shuler. Her address 
is in your directory. (30 South Country Club 
Drive, Cullowhee 28723). 

The January 11 Council Meeting (Snow Date 
Jan. 18) will be held at the Sylva First Presby- 
terian Church. LOCAL PRESIDENTS are in- 
vited to this meeting. Bring a sandwich. Dessert 
and beverage will be furnished. We will convene 
at 10 a.m. PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND. 
continued from page 1 

Assembly $2.95; Synod $1.49; and Pres- 
bytery $.86. Recommendation #2, "That 
the January Presbytery meeting be an 
overnight meeting at the Brevard- 
Davidson River Church on January 27 
& 28" was defeated for lack of a three- 
fourths vote as required by the Pres- 
bytery Manual. 

10) Heard the report of the Mission Com- 
mittee which encourages participation 
by the youth of Asheville Presbytery at 
the Gatlinburg Mission Conference and 
also engaged Presbytery in small group 
discussions regarding input to the Com- 
mittee reflecting ideas, beliefs, and pri- 
orities toward structuring a Mission 
Statement for Presbytery. 

11) Heard report on the Committee on 
Ministry - 

a) Received into Asheville Presbytery 
from Congaree Presbytery, the Rev. 
Arthur F. Fogartie as pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church of 
Asheville. The call from the First 
Church was found in order and 



placed in his hand. Presbytery ap- 
proved the following commission to 
install the Rev. Fogartie as pastor of 
First Church Asheville at the 11 
o'clock worship service on Sunday, 
November 17, 1985: 
To preside and propound the 
Constitutional Questions - The 
Rev. Charles S. Moore 
To lead Worship - The Rev. 

Robert K. McGirt 
To charge the Congregation - Dr. 

C. Grier Davis 
To Preach - Dr. Sandra R. Brown 
To charge the Minister - Dr. 

James E. Fogartie 
To lead Prayer of Installation - 

Mr. John S. Anderson 
Other participants - Mr. Robert J. 
Robinson, Ms. Neena Haskins, 
Mr. Rayburn Dean 
Invited guests: Dr. Sandra R. 
Brown, Hanover Presbytery; Dr. 
James E. Fogartie, Piedmont 
Presbytery, Mr. John S. Ander- 
son, Congaree Presbytery. 

b) Received into Asheville Presbytery 
from Hudson River Presbytery the 
Rev. Douglas E. Bartlett as an active 
member in a validated ministry in 
service of the Church, namely as a 
teacher at Warren Wilson College. 

c ) Endorsed Earl B. Stewart as a full- 
time chaplain for the Veterans Ad- 
ministration to the Presbyterian 
Council for Chaplains and Military 
Personnel with permission to labor 
outside the bounds of Ashville Pres- 
bytery. 

d ) Dismissed the Rev. Samuel R. Hope 
to National Capitol Presbytery upon 
receipt of request for transfer. 

e ) Appointed the Rev. Robert D. Ear- 
nest as Stated Supply of the Bethel 
Presbyterian Church as of July 1, 
1985. 

(The Rev. William Serjak, Chairperson of 
the Committee on Ministry, announced that 
there are no vacancies in the churches in 
Asheville Presbytery, at the present time.) 

12) Heard the Report of the Peacemaking 
Task Force as presented by the Rev. 
David Nash, a member of the Task 
Force. The National Peacemaking Con- 
ference scheduled for November 11-4, 
1985 at Montreat, will deal with "Un- 
derstanding the Middle East!' 

13) Heard the report of the Standing Com- 
mittee on Resolution and Thanks 
presented by the Rev. Ira K. Kennerly, 
Chairperson. 

14) Elected Moderator Nominee, the Rev. 
Frederick Ohler, minister of the Warren 
Wilson Presbyterian Church. 

15) Heard a motion from the floor, which 
was amended and adopted, that the 
Long-range Planning and Development 
Committee of Council of Asheville Pres- 
bytery explore the possibility of estab- 
lishing a life-care retirement community 
within the bounds of Asheville Pres- 
bytery. 

16) Adjourned to meet next in Stated Ses- 
sion at the Brevard-Davidson River 
Church on the 28th day of January, 
1986. 



National Hunger 
Committee at Montrea 




by Ginnie Stevens, Hunger Action Enabler 



On October 29-31 the Presbyterian Hunger 
Program Committee met at Montreat. As is the 
custom the Hunger Action Enablers in the area 
were invited to be part of the process. How glad 
I was to be able to get to see first-hand the way 
in which decisions about the national Hunger 
Program are made. 

What I saw was a very wide variety of people 
from all over the country who each day came 
together in worship, broke up into sub- 
committees (international; domestic; lifestyle/ 
constituency education), sometimes heartily dis- 
agreed on particular grant proposals, and then 
who graciously abided by the will of the group. 
I have never been in a group where both can- 
didness and acceptance were so evident. It was 
truly impressive. I was told, however, that this 
unity in the face of diversity is not always as ap- 
parent as it was this time! Nonetheless, seeing 
love in action in this way is a moving experience. 

The other impressive part of the meeting was 
the thoroughness with which each project is 
reviewed. Each committee member has respon- 
sibility for examining several proposals in depth. 
They communicate with local people who know 
something about the group, or, in the case of 
international projects, with missionaries in the 
area. National staff do their own examination 
of the proposals, as well, of course, as presbytery 
and synod hunger committees. Although it is not 
a requirement, the committee demonstrated its 
preference for proposals in which there is local 
church involvement. 

Finally, I wanted to mention one particular 
proposal that was accepted which may interest 
individuals and congregations in Asheville Pres- 
bytery. As you know there was a terrible water 
disaster in Bangladesh. Many people's lives and 
homes were lost. The Presbyterian Fellowship 
and government of Bangladesh have requested 
help for a duck project to help the victims with 
a new source of food and income. For $1.00 a 
duck can be placed with a poor Bangladeshi 
family. You may want to add your owrt contri- 
bution to the $10,000 approved by the Presbyteri- 
an Hunger Program Committee. Give me a call 
if you want to know more about this or about 
the Montreat meeting (253-0159, 258-8270). 
Have a blessed holiday season. 



Ministers' Retreat 

by David Nash 

Through rain, sleet and snow, nineteen 
ministers and one D.C. E. came to Montreat on 
November 4-5 for the third Ministers' Retreat 
of Asheville Presbytery. The cold outside was 
quickly forgotten with the gracious hospitality 
of the staff of the William Black Lodge and the 
warm fellowship among those who came. 

The Retreat centered around personal, spirit- 
ual and professional growth and gave us the 
opportunity to share with each other those 
things that matter most to us. We left with a new 
appreciation for one another and a renewed 
sense of unity in ministry in Asheville Presbytery. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



November 1985 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1985-86 

December 4-5, 1985 — Boundaries Com- 
mittee meeting, Camp Caraway. 
December 5, 1985 — Last day to receive 

articles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
December 25-30, 1985 — HOLIDAY, Christ's 

Birthday, Presbytery Office closed. 
December 24-27, 1985 — Presbytery Office 

closed for Christmas. 
January 1, 1986 — HOLIDAY, New Year's 

Day, Presbytery Office closed. 
January 6, 1986 — Last day to receive 

articles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
January 6, 1986 — Candidates Committee 

meets at Asheville First Church, 1 p.m. 
January 7, 1986 — C.E. Committee meets at 

Resource Center in Presbytery Office; 11:30 

for lunch; meeting 1 p.m. 
January 7, 1986 — Mission Committee meets 

at Asheville First Church at 4 p.m. 
January 9, 1986 — Committee on Ministry 

meets at Asheville First Church, at 7:30 p.m. 
January 11, 1986 — WOC Council Meeting at 

Sylva First Church beginning at 10 a.m. (See 

Snow Day.) 
January 14, 1986 — Presbytery Council meets 

at Asheville First Church at 3 p.m. 
January 18, 1986 — (Snow Day for WOC 

Council meeting.) 
January 28, 1986 — Presbytery meets; 

Brevard-Davidson River Church, Brevard. 
February 5, 1986 — Last day to receive 

articles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
February 7-8, 1986 — Senior High Retreat at 

Windy Gap. 
February 7-9, 1986 — Gatlinburg Missions 

Conference, Park Vista Hotel, Gatlinburg. 
March 5, 1986 — Last day to receive articles 

for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
March 11, 1986 — C.E. Committee meets, 12 

Noon, Andrews Church. 
March 18, 1986 — Candidates Committee 

meets, Asheville First Church, 1 p.m. 
April 3, 1986 — Last day to receive articles for 

OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
April 5-6, 1986 — Union Theological Semi- 
nary Caravan, Asheville. 
April 12, 1986 — Asheville Presbytery meets, 

Highlands First Church. 
April 19, 1986 — Asheville Presbyterial meets, 

Waynesville First Church. 
May 28-29, 1986 — Synod meets at Warren 

Wilson College. 



Memorial Gift for The 

Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 



Enclosed is $ 



In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Note: If your gift is a LIVING memorial (i.e., Birthday, Anniversary, 
etc.) give details for acknowledgement. 

Send acknowledgement to 



correct name for mail, please 



Donor's Name 



Donor's Address 



complete address for mail, please 



memorial (Sifts 



Adams, A.S., Sr., Columbia, SC — Mr. & Mrs. R.D. Eskridge, 

Asheville, NC 
Anderson, Harold, Otto, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John Dye, Frank- 
lin, NC; Mr. & Mrs. R.K. Rinehart, Hayesville, NC 
Arrowsmith, Gen. John, Asheville, NC — Circle #9, First 

Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC 
Barber, Dr. L.B., Jr., Hendersonville, NC — Chapter O-PEO 

Sisterhood, Flat Rock, NC — Dr. William T. Garrison, Flat 

Rock, NC 
Bates, Frank — Paula, Bob and Daniel Egelson, Asheville, NC 
Bost, Carrie Mae Whisenant, Marion, NC — Mrs. Howard 

E. West, Asheville, NC 
Burleson, Harley, Asheville, NC — Jesse & Faye Mitchell, 
Asheville 
Carpenter, Mrs. Ruth, Franklin, NC — Grace M. Holden, 

Franklin, NC 
Craven, Elizabeth Ann — Mr. & Mrs. John B. Schifflin, 

Asheville, NC 
Delbridge, Miss Ruth — Ellen F. Hawkins, Etowah, NC 
Elms, Cornelia — Dorothy S. Davies, Black Mountain, NC 
Eskridge, Mrs. P.W., Rutherfordton, NC — Mr. & Mrs. R.D. 

Eskridge, Asheville, NC 
Ewbank, John — Dr. & Mrs. Corbin O. Williams, Hender- 
sonville, NC, Sen. & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, NC 
Gregg, Thelma, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. J.E. 

Heinemann, Hendersonville, NC 
Hamrick, Fred Allen, GAstonia, NC — Mr. & Mrs. George 

Wheeler, Jr., Brevard, NC 
Hawkins, Charles, Asheville, NC — Women of West Asheville 

Presbyterian Church 
Haynes, J. Roy, Arden, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John C. Ward, 

Arden, NC 
Hipps, Mrs. Cora D. Davis, Asheville, NC — Mrs. Thomas 

Furness, Enka, NC 
Justice, Robert R., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

George Klick, Hendersonville, NC 
Keener, Melane — Mary E. Davis, Black Mountain, NC 
Lance, Mrs. Delia B., Mills River, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Wayne 

Garren, Hendersonville, NC 
McClure, Helen Clarke, Asheville, NC — Frances Sayre, 

Asheville, NC 
Mehen, Mrs. Georgiana, Arlington Heights, IL — Dr. & Mrs. 

Robert B. Hay, Hendersonville, NC 
Muilenburg, Paul L., Asheville, NC — Margaret McDevitt- 

Baker, Asheville, NC 
Orders, Theodore, Crossville, TN — Women of West Asheville 

Presbyterian Church 
Orr, Kay, Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Corbin O. Wil- 
liams, Hendersonville, NC 
Peden, Mrs. Elizabeth G. — Betty Tate, Canton, NC 
Perkins, William M., Greensboro, NC — Jean and Woody 

Lambeth, Hendersonville, NC 
Reed, Roy T., Weaverville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. George Graven- 

stuk, Weaverville, NC 
Reed, Roy, Weaverville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. F.R. Donoho, Tal- 
lahassee, FL; Mr. & Mrs. Charles Smith, Weaverville, NC 
Rilley, Mrs. Julia, Asheville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Robert B. Hay, 

Hendersonville, NC 
Robinson, Mrs. Ollie — Jesse & Faye Mitchell, 

Asheville, NC 
Schaefer, A'Darien, Whittier, NC — Mary N. Leatherwood, 

Bryson City, NC 
Shipman, Russell, Arden, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Bryan D. Shee- 

han, Weaverville, NC 
Smith, Lillah, W., Black Mountain, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Ellery 

R. Baxter, Asheville, NC; Maj. Gen. & Mrs. Webster An- 
derson, Asheville, NC; Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., Asheville, 

NC; Dorothy Davies, Black Mountain, NC; Margaret H. 

Anderson, Black Mountain, NC; Miss Adelaide R. Dela- 

noy, Black Mountain, NC 
Smith, Richard, Virginia Beach, VA — Mr. & Mrs. Russell 

Rinehart, Hayesville, NC; Viola W. Gray, Hayesville, NC 
Smith, Mr. Wayne, Asheville, NC — Luther, Jimmie Deane, 

Wayne and Edward Parris, Candler, NC 
Stewart, Agnes, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. E. Eugene 

Stewart, Pisgah Forest, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Louis Johnson, Pis- 

gah Forest, NC; Mrs. Walter F. Hart, Sr., Brevard, NC 
Tallent, Grover, Bryson City, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Michael R. 

Hamrick, Bryson City, NC 
Teed, Rev. Harold — Mr. & Mrs. Bob Henderson, Asheville, 

NC 
Van der Laan, Anita — Mr. & Mrs. John E. Halberg, 

Hendersonville, NC 



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Happenings at 
the Home 

by Ruth Smith 

The Halloween Spirit certainly took hold of 
our imaginative clan this year and created a large 
assortment of ghosts and ghoulies for our en- 
tertainment, but I'll save that tale for later. As 
usual, there were plenty of goings-on to keep us 
busy and you, readers, with news. 

The month of October began with a small 
group of girls taking part in the Nature Center's 
Hey-Day Celebration. There was live music, an 
old-fashioned apple press and many other 
booths of interest and activities. A highlight of 
the afternoon came with the discovery that the 
scarecrow, which two of our little girls had 
helped make with their Brownie Troop, had won 
first prize. 

October 15, our own Mr. McKenzie entered 
the hospital for his knee surgery. He is continu- 
ing to gain back his strength and sense of humor 
daily! The children are determined to keep him 
with them even while he is recuperating. The big 
girls created a topsy-turvy cake to add strength 
and a jack-o-lantern to decorate his doorsteps. 

Friday the 18th, we were guests of the Black 
Mountain Kiwanis Club at a delicious pancake 
supper. Our kids managed to put away quite a 
few pancakes with much gratitude to the chefs. 

During the week of October 21, we were the 
recipients of around 50 pumpkins and it was a 
continuous week of creative faces. The house 
was filled with them and every child had his or 
her own to place in their window. Could you 
imagine what a yard looks like after 25 kids have 
scraped and carved 40-50 pumpkins? It was a 
lesson learned and a sight to be seen! 

Our Halloween adventure began as early as 
October 25. The little girls had their first oppor- 
tunity to dress up for a girl scout Halloween 
party, after which they joined the older girls and 
big sisters for a Big Sister/Little Sister slumber 
party. 

On the 29th we were given a Home Halloween 
party by the Telephone Company. There were 
games and prizes for the best costumes and all 
sorts of goodies. Some of the costumes includ- 
ed Brett Smathers as the Invisible Man and She- 
lia Woodham as a Ladybug, and there was a 
princess, an angel, a Santa's elf and many, many, 
more. Halloween itself was wet and rainy but 
that didn't stop but a few from going trick-or- 
treating! They returned wet, but rich in candy 
and excitement. 

With the month of November, we are prepar- 
ing for several large events — the Open House, 
a part of the Thanksgiving Offering campaign. 
This event helps to raise the much-needed money 
to keep the Home in operation. Each department 
of the Home is working hard to get their rooms 
in order for you, our guests. We truly look for- 
ward to your being with us on Sunday, Novem- 
ber 24 between 2-5 p.m. and share with us in our 
pride of our beautiful home and campus. 

Another event is that some of the children are 
putting together a newsletter of their very own, 
with the help of Mrs. Carol Burnett. Keep your 
eye out for the first edition!! 



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December 1985 



Announcement of Christmas 

There are many revisions to the original Christmas Story. There are many modern Christmas stories. In fact, almost 
every generation throughout history has attempted to formulate the Christmas Story in its own vernacular, in its own 
frame of reference in history. After all is said and done, it is the editor's opinion that none of this literature can even 
come close to capturing the beauty and significance of Christmas with the same power and comfort of the following 
original announcement of the original Christmas: 

And in that region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an 
angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. 
And the angel said to them, "Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will 
come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And 
this will be a sign for you; you will find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger." And 
suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased." ' 

(Luke 2:8-14) 



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Your editor had heard about the Thanksgiving Worship Ser- 
vice at the Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church from many 
sources, but he had the opportunity to experience this service 
on November 24, 1985 at the Warren Wilson Church. The 
following is an excellent account of this moving worship service: 



Thanksgiving Warren Wilson Style 

Set back among the evergreen trees was a little barn and in 
it rested a young calf. Overhead in the loft the wheat harvest 
was stored, ready to be doled out to the livestock throughout 
the coming winter. Pigs, four of them, occupied a small cage 
to the right of the barn, and to the left two large turkeys squab- 
bled amongst one another. A plow lay by the pig pen, resting 
up for the sowing of next year's corn crop. Orange pumpkins; 
brown, white and yellow grain; shocks of corn and other 
vegetables were piled outside the barn, evidence that this year's 
harvest was a success. 

A typical rural American farm? Sure. But on Sunday, 
November 24 at 11:00 a.m., this is also a description of the 
chancel of the Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church and Col- 
lege Chapel, decorated by the people who care for the college's 
350 acre farm. It is a display of thanksgiving for a season of 
harvest, in celebration of God's many good gifts to us. It is a 
celebration which dates back to 1934 and has continued un- 
broken since, being one of Warren Wilson's longest running and 
most cherished traditions. 

Warren Wilson's pastor, Frederick Ohler, shared the history 
of the farm display as he welcomed the worshippers. "Over fifty 
years ago, in the depths of the depression, Bernhard Laursen, 
farm manager, teacher, Danish immigrant, American citizen, 
hard-working and grateful farmer of the good earth, started 
a tradition that has continued to this day — of bringing the farm 
to church, for reminder and beauty and thanksgiving. His suc- 
cessor and son, Ernst Laursen, has continued this precious 
heritage. Months of planning, days of hard work by the entire 
farm crew taken away from the never-finished work on the farm, 
and the artist's eye and soul of Ernst have graced our chancel 
and worship!' 

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continued from page 1 

In 1934, the first farm display appeared in the 
parlor of what has become Sunderland Dor- 
mitory for men, where the campus then gathered 
for worship. When the church occupied a little 
log building (now the Williams Building, hous- 
ing the museum) the farm display went with it. 
And now in the new chapel the farm display is 
still a regular feature of Thanksgiving worship, 
though it has grown considerably. 

The display is always different, always unique, 
always as fresh as the vegetables piled there. But 
though it varies from year to year, it is always 
consistently good thanks to the keen and artistic 
eye of Ernst Laursen. Each display has a theme 
or focus. Whether it is an anvil or a barn, there 
is always something central, around which 
everything else is arranged. There are usually 
grains, antique farm implements, animals, and 
often there are surprises such as the large bell 
mounted atop a post which Rev. Ohler rang, 
chiming the close of the worship service. 

Preparation for the display began over two 
months ago when barley and corn were 
harvested. But the real work began Thursday 
when the farm crew "moved in to the chapel" 
hauling with them lumber, trees, leaves, corn, 
everything that would fill the chancel with this 
year's display. Lastly, on Sunday morning, with 
much squawking and squealing, the animals are 
brought in and placed in their cages. 

Then worship begins. But how does one wor- 
ship in such a setting? Rev. Ohler, who has been 
conducting this service for over twenty-five years, 
has become masterful in blending all the visual 
imagery, the sounds of music and beasts, the 
written and spoken word, and the heightened air 
of excitement into meaningful and significant 
worship. Worship draws attention to the unex- 
pected as the congregation has grown to learn 
that almost anything can happen during this 
service. And worship focuses on the ever-present 
reality of praise and the giving of thanks. Dur- 
ing this worship service, the congregation is 
made especially aware that some of the basic 
essentials for life — food and nourishment — do 
not originate on the grocery store shelf, created 
by produce distributors, but by the hard work 
of farmers and other people and through the 
blessings of God. As Barbara McLean, a 
member of the farm crew, told me, "We get a 
sense of the harvest all the time — it's nice to be 
able to share that with others!' And as Heidi 
Erickson and Margaret Mugnier, two freshmen 
on the farm crew, said about the service, it's im- 
portant that this worship experience grew out of 
a real farm experience. 

During the worship service the unexpected is 
usually expected, as when a pig escaped its pen 
and ran back and forth through the display, 
chased by farm crew member Barbara McLean 
to the cheers and laughter of the congregation, 
or when the turkeys join forces with the choir 
in the singing of the anthem. But the unexpected 
is praised, as is the expected yearly harvest and 
the continued blessings of God. The medieval 
mystic Meister Eckhart said, "If the only prayer 
you say in your whole life is 'thank you, ' that 
would suffice!' So as the yearly Thanksgiving 
worship service came to a close, and Rev. Ohler 
sounded the bell, the most appropriate thing to 
say was, "Thank You!' 

by Clay Berry 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



Brittains Cove 
Presbyterian Church 

Weaverville, NC 

The last few months have been both busy and 
fruitful at Brittains Cove Presbyterian Church 
in Weaverville. We have been fortunate to have 
many opportunities to promote the love of 
Christ — especially in this general area. With only 
31 members, a respect for Christian "team- 
work" is ever-present. 

During our VBS in July, the children attend- 
ing began a Service Project by gathering 
recyclable items. They voted to collect materials 
until November, then use the money that was 
raised to purchase a special gift for the 
Presbyterian Home for Children. We are so 
thankful that they could provide — with the help 
of a local manufacturer — 30 blankets for the 
Home. 

In August our Minister, Rev. David L. Parks, 
was able to visit Oxford University in England. 
His observations from the two-week trip have 
been a delight to us all. Another particularly 
happy time for us was during our Revival Ser- 
vices in October. Rev. Bill Hall, a former member 
of our community and Minister at Brittains 
Cove, was the Guest Speaker. He and his wife, 
Evelyn, had to commute daily from Honea Path, 
S.C., to be with us for the five meetings. 

In October, Bonnell Honeycutt retired as 
pianist for the church — after 60 years of service. 
She was honored at our "Thanksgiving Lun- 
cheon" on November 24 and presented with a 
piano. We have been truly blessed to have Mrs. 
Honeycutt with us. She not only participated in 
the music for Worship Services all these years 
but has also served as Sunday School Teacher 
in various classes. Patty Blankenship has now 
taken the position of pianist for the church. She 
and her husband Mai, who is a member of the 
Skylander Quartet, often provide special music 
for the Sunday Morning Worship Service. We 
are very happy and fortunate to have them as 
our two newest members. 

This year, for the first time as a group, many 
of our members visited the Presbyterian Home 
for Children during "Open House!' We were very 
impressed with the children and the quality of 
life that is being promoted there. We praise the 
Lord for the privilege and means by which we 
help support the Home. 



Morrison Presbyterian Church 

Franklin, NC 

Since completion of our fellowship hall and 
kitchen some months ago, our church family and 
friends have enjoyed pleasant occasions there. 
Usually forty to fifty persons attend our 
fellowship dinners each fourth Sunday. 

An especially happy occasion occurred on 
November 14th, last, when the ladies from 
Franklin Presbyterian Church were the guests of 
our Morrison ladies. Several of us were third 
generation members of either Morrison or 
Franklin Church. The others were people who 
have moved into this area, joined and are con- 
tributing much to the life of our two churches. 

Amber Burnham, who is currently the presi- 
dent of Women of Morrison Church, and who 
spent many years in China as a missionary, gave 
an interesting program on the status of the 
Church in China today. Our stated supply, the 
Rev. Wayne H. Davis, was invited to eat with us 
and returned a most meaningful table grace. A 



surprise guest, Mr. Harvey Bartlett of Montreat, 
and Rev. Davis' friend, also ate with us, as he 
had stopped by to visit with Rev. Davis. 



New Hope Presbyterian Home 

Sklyand, NC 

Members of the New Hope congregation are 
enjoying watching our church building being 
constructed. The structure should be completed 
sometime early in 1986. We will be able to use 
it for our worship, Christian education, 
fellowship activities, and outreach ministry. 

The Advent season is an exciting time for us 
as we prepare to celebrate again the coming of 
our Lord Jesus Christ. The use of the Advent 
wreath, a Jesse tree, and the lectionary Scrip- 
ture passages in worship have helped to focus 
our thoughts on God's preparation for 
Christmas and the ways in which we should 
prepare to receive Him. Families have been 
celebrating in their homes with an Advent 
wreath, devotional guide and calendar of sug- 
gested activities. The annual Christmas dinner 
was held on December 8. The children enjoyed 
a "Happy Birthday, Jesus" party on December 
14 at which we focused on giving of gifts in the 
name and the spirit of Jesus. Carolling for youth 
and children are planned for later in the month. 

On Christmas Day, as has become our tradi- 
tion, we will gather for a service of worship to 
express our joy and praise that God came to live 
among us. The service is designed for the entire 
family with Scripture, music, readings, and 
prayers to tell the story of Christmas. Others in 
the Presbytery are welcome to join with us on 
this most holy day for worship at 11 a.m., 
December 25, Valley Springs Community Center, 
Overlook Road, Skyland. 



Trinity Presbyterian Church 

Hendersonville, NC 

On November 16th and 17th, Trinity 
Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville held a 
combination seminar/spiritual renewal led by Dr. 
and Mrs. James E. Loder from Princeton, New 
Jersey. Dr. Loder is a professor of Christian 
Education at Princeton Theological Seminary 
and is the author of three books, the most re- 
cent of which is The Transforming Moment, 
which is about what happens to people when 
they are changed by the Holy Spirit. 

Dr. Loder spoke on the Holy Spirit and 
human transformation in three sessions. In the 
first, we learned about the four dimensions of 
human transformation. In the second, we heard 
about the Loders' powerful experience when the 
force of the love of Jesus Christ enabled Mrs. 
Loder to lift a heavy car off her husband who 
was trapped after a collision. In the third ses- 
sion of the seminar, Dr. Loder discussed the 
directions that our lives take when we have been 
changed by the Holy Spirit. It was a rich and 
meaningful experience for the 140 participants. 

On Sunday, preceding a luncheon reception 
for the Loders, Dr. Loder preached at both the 
9:30 and 11:00 sevices on the Servant's Dilemma 
using John 21:1-19 as his text. AH of this was 
made possible by a generous gift of one of Trini- 
ty's members in memory of her husband. The 
gift is used in various courses of study which 
develop and enrich the personal and spiritual 
growth of the members and the community. 



December 1985 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 




by Georgette Steins, Pres. 

Women of the Church 

"Unto You Is Born This 

Day 

A Savior, Which Is 

Christ The Lord" 

(Luke 2:11) 

Christmas is the story of love in action. The 
most important event that happened on that 
night so long ago was the birth of a child in a 
stable. Christmas reminds us that the center of 
our hopes and dreams is in Jesus Christ. None 
of us will find Christmas under a tree where we 
find gifts tied with red ribbons. May we observe 
Christmas in a way that will be pleasing to our 
Lord and Savior. 

The Women of the Church Committee 
(WOCC) and the National Executive Commit- 
tee (NEC) of United Presbyterian Women have 
taken another step to set our fears to rest! They 
met together for the first time in a joint meeting 
for business and planning. A decision was made 
to have a national gathering in 1986 following 
the spring vote on the new design for the 
women's organization. This meeting will be held 
July 24-27, 1986 at Washington University in 
Saint Louis, Missouri. Each presbyterial will 
select two representatives who pledge to work 
for two years to implement the new organiza- 
tion for women in the Presbyterian Church 
(USA). This meeting will focus on transitional 
skills in leader development and spiritual for- 
mation. The plan is that the women who repre- 
sent our presbytery will get enough training to 
be able to help the whole presbytery. We will be 
getting more details as plans progress. 

PRESIDENTS, your reports are arriving, but 
I still have not heard from some of you. 
PLEASE take time to get these to me immedi- 
ately! If you did not receive the report form, let 
me know and it will be sent to you. Our January 
Council Meeting will be held at the Sylva 
Presbyterian Church. Have you marked your 
calendar? (January 11 — snow date January 18) 
Best wishes for a Joyous Christmas and a 
Blessed New Year! 

"To know Him as He is today, not as the 
One who lived and died and lives again, 
enthroned and reigning in our hearts. To 
sense the need of those who only know 
the tinsel and the rushing of the crowds, 
who celebrate a day and nothing more — 
because to them, He slumbers yet at 
Bethlehem! To love Him and His Word 
above all else, and loving, wish to tell 
others everywhere the tidings of redemp- 
tion! . . . this to us is Christmas!" 
Picket Fence 
Highlands First Presbyterian Church 



News From Our Churches 
continued from page 2 

Etowah Presbyterian Church 

Etowah, NC 

The year of 1985 has been a year of growth 
and progress for the Etowah Presbyterian 
Church. In retrospect, many different people 
have attended our Church and ten people — five 
couples, including two children — have joined 
our fellowship. In May, our organist of some 
years, Beth Simpson, moved to Brevard to a new 
home and Church affiliation; we have been 
blessed to have in our congregation a young cou- 
ple, Marji and Ed Elzey with their two small 
children, Jennifer and Bobby. Both Marji and 
Ed have had musical and religious training here 
and abroad and were willing to assume new 
responsibilities with our church: Marji as 
organist, pianist and soloist, and Ed as soloist 
and fill-in preacher. Several mission nights and 
musical programs were held at various times dur- 
ing the spring and summer, with Randy Wittig 
of the Bible Institute in Argentina, S.A.; Frank 
Dinnock, PCUSA worker in Zaire; an outdoor 
Christian rock concert with Tim Harris and 
Johnny Carr; in June, a Revival Service at Easter 
with Rev. Tom Musselman. 

Daily Vacation Bible School was held jointly 
this year with the United Methodist Church and 
was a success! 

Our biggest joy was the return to our midst 
of Cal (Charlotte) Mack, our mission nurse, who 
had spent almost two years in Bangladesh work- 
ing in the field. She came home in mid-July and 
had many pictures to show and much to relate 
of her experiences. She spends a good deal of 
her time visiting nearby churches to speak on 
the needs of missions and will continue to do 
this in 1986. 

A new feature was added to our program by 
the formation of a Friday morning Bible study 
on the Book of Philippians for young women 
meeting twice a month. 

A month-long Sunday School study on 
Presbyterian Faith and Practice was held, as well 
as a month-long Communicants' class for the 
purpose of confirmation of youth in Christ. We 
also have Holy Communion every month. In ad- 
dition, Sunday Evening Bible Study was held at 
the church and Wednesday Night Worship 
Services. 

The Congregation shared in the food collec- 
tion for the Interfaith Assistance Ministry in 
Henderson County and adopted a 2-Cents-Per- 
Meal program for World Vision. The Women of 
the Church joined the Etowah Inter-Church 
Outreach Committee, which was formed mainly 
to provide meals for homes where there has been 
a death and to share in the Meals on Wheels pro- 
gram and to help where there are other needs. 

Our Session approved the building of a new 
basement wall as well as other needed excava- 
tion to cure a chronic problem of water leakage 
in the church basement and at the church manse. 
This entailed installing a drain outside the base- 
ment door, constructing a complete new wall and 
back porch, adding new metal railings and new 
plantings, and building a ramp to the back door. 
A beautiful job was done and grateful thanks 
to those who worked so hard to complete the 
project. Also, a new lawn mower was given to 
the church by members who wish to remain 
anonymous. We are indeed thankful to God for 
these many blessings and the constant interest 
and work of the people who have accepted 
responsibilities! 




by Ginnie Stevens, Hunger Action Enabler 



2 Cents Per Meal 
Funds Disbursed 

At its December meeting the Hunger Task 
Force made plans for the disbursement of the 
monies raised through the 2 Cents per Meal Mis- 
sion Program of the Presbytery. Because the ex- 
act amount of money available was not yet 
known, allocations were made on a percentage, 
rather than dollar, basis. A full report, including 
dollar amounts and descriptions of projects 
funded, will be available at the presbytery 
meeting on January 28. Hunger Action Persons 
and all congregational ministers will receive 
copies of the report. If you would like a copy 
and cannot track one down in your church, call 
me at 253-0159 or 258-8220. 

According to guidelines, 65% is to be spent 
internationally. Of that percentage, it was de- 
cided to send 35% to Zambia, Africa, to a 
church farm. Another 35% is going to help 30 
widows and their children in the Bethel 
Presbyterian Church in the Mam province of 
Guatemala. The remaining 30% (plus special 
donations) will be sent to Bangladesh to buy 
ducks for victims of the recent tidal wave. (A 
description of this project has been sent to every 
congregational Hunger Action Person.) 

The 25% to be used regionally will be divided 
equally between two agencies: MANNA, the 
food bank which salvages good but unsaleable 
food to provide Western North Carolina agen- 
cies which in turn serve the poor, children, the 
elderly and the ill with inexpensive food, and 
R.E.A.C.H., a community ministry in Murphy 
which provides food, shelter and counseling for 
women and children in crisis. 

Money left in the 10% administrative portion 
of the program will help support the presbytery 
work team scheduled to help Jim and Sarah 
Hornsby build houses in Nicaragua. 

It is estimated that the total amount of money 
in the 2 Cents per Meal budget at the end of the 
year will be between $5000 and $6000. Con- 
gratulations to all the churches who have par- 
ticipated in the last six months. There will be 
more on these in an upcoming article. 



Advance Notice On 

Presbytery Work Camp 

To Nicaragua 

The Mission Committee of Asheville 
Presbytery has appointed a task force to plan 
and expedite a work camp in Nicaragua in the 
late spring or early summer of 1986. This camp 
will consist of about fifteen persons from our 
presbytery to work with Jim and Sarah Hornsby 
on the Habitat for Humanity project in that 
troubled nation. Participants will need to have 
some skills usable in construction and be 
prepared for physical labor and mosquitoes. The 
exact dates will be determined as we hear from 
Jim Hornsby. This notice is to alert those who 
are interested in the project to contact Ginnie 
Stevens or Bob Henderson as soon as possible. 



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December 1985 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1985-86 

December 25-30, 1985 — HOLIDAY, Christ's 

Birthday, Presbytery Office closed. 
December 24-27, 1985 — Presbytery Office 

closed for Christmas. 
January 1, 1986 — HOLIDAY, New Year's 

Day, Presbytery Office closed. 
January 6, 1986 — Last day to receive articles 

for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
January 6, 1986 — Candidates Committee 

meets at Asheville First Church, 10 a.m. 
January 7, 1986 — C.E. Committee meets at 

Resource Center in Presbytery Office; 11:30 

for lunch; meeting 1 p.m. 
January 7, 1986 — Mission Committee meets 

at Asheville First Church at 4 p.m. 
January 9, 1986 — Committee on Ministry 

meets at Asheville First Church, at 7:30 p.m. 
January 11, 1986 — WOC Council Meeting at 

Sylva First Church beginning at 10 a.m. (See 

Snow Day.) 
January 14, 1986 — Presbytery Council meets 

at Asheville First Church at 3 p.m. 
January 18, 1986 — (Snow Day for WOC 

Council meeting.) 
January 28, 1986 — Presbytery meets; Brevard- 
Davidson River Church, Brevard. 
February 5, 1986 — Last day to receive articles 

for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
February 7-9, 1986 — Gatlinburg Missions 

Conference, Park Vista Hotel, Gatlinburg. 
March 5, 1986 — Last day to receive articles 

for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
March 11, 1986 — C.E. Committee meets, 12 

Noon, Andrews Church. 
March 18, 1986 — Candidates Committee 

meets, Asheville First Church, 1 p.m. 
Aprii 3, 1986 — Last day to receive articles for 

OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
April 5-6, 1986 — Union Theological 

Seminary Caravan, Asheville. 
April 12, 1986 — Asheville Presbytery meets, 

Highlands First Church. 
April 19, 1986 — Asheville Presbyterial meets, 

Waynesville First Church. 
May 28-29, 1986 — Synod meets at Warren 

Wilson College. 



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ffflemnrial (Sifts 



Ball, Robbie, Canton, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Don C. Scroggs, 

Canton, NC; Jack & Ruth Rogers, Waynesville, NC 
Barber, Dr. Leonard B., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Michael Penland, Fletcher, NC; Dr. M.H. Truluck, 

Asheville, NC 
Barnes, Mrs. Mary S., Salisbury, NC — Sen. & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville, NC 
Bell, Mrs. G.F. (Carrie) — Rachel H. Stevens, Raeford, NC 
Bradburn, Mrs., Etowah, NC — Mr. & Mrs. J.S. Carpenter, 

Brevard, NC 
Broyles, Mrs. Edith — Women of Kenilworth Presbyterian 

Church, Asheville, NC 
Brown, Mrs. Gertrude H., Sylva, NC — Mrs. Stanley Capps, 

Asheville, NC 
Burns, CD., Bryson City, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Michael Hamrick, 

Bryson City, NC 
Cantrell, Mary Lee, Asheville, NC — Women of West 

Asheville, Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC 
Carriker, Mrs. Marjorie, Asheville, NC — Don and Frankie 

McKenzie, Black Mountain, NC 
Church, Claude, Canton, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Jack G. 

McCracken, Waynesville, NC 
Frizzell, Claud — Roy & Frances Deitz, Canton, NC 
Greer, Mr. Austin — Women of Kenilworth Presbyterian 

Church, Asheville, NC 
Hall, Robert H., Waynesville, NC — Ida Jean Brown, 

Waynesville, NC 
Hargis, Mr. Tom, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Howard E. 

Barnes, Pisgah Forest, NC 
Hawkins, James L., Brevard, NC — Ben and Frances Or- 

mand, Brevard, NC 
Hines, Charles F., Brevard, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Charles L. 

Newland, Brevard, NC 
Holmes, Catherine, Asheville, NC — Mrs. Marianne R. Hoff- 
man, Asheville, NC; Ruth M. Fanning, Asheville, NC; Mr. 

& Mrs. Howard Runnion, Fletcher, NC 
Hooper, Ella Jane — Women of Sylva Presbyterian Church, 

Sylva, NC; Mr. & Mrs. A.H. Bryson, Sylva, NC 
Horton, Mrs. Peggy, Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. Anna G. 

Pearce, Hendersonville, NC; Miss Maggie Good, Hender- 
sonville, NC 
Huckaby, Mr. L.O., Weaverville, NC — Mrs. DK. Drum, 

Asheville, NC; Rose Bischoff, Asheville, NC 
Jewett, Mrs. Albert L. — Janet M. Bentley, Hendersonville, 

NC 
Kearfott, Mrs. Clarence, Bristol, VA — Mr. & Mrs. J.S. 

Carpenter, Brevard, NC 
King, Mildred M., Clearwater, FL — Ruth & Nina, Mrs. Fred 

Rawls, Hendersonville, NC 
Kirkpatrick, James E., Clyde, NC — Allyce & Martin Cunn- 
ingham, Sylva, NC 
LeMaster, Mrs. Richard (Alice), Asheville, NC — Women of 

Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC 
Maitland, Mrs. Gladys, Lake Lure, NC — Mrs. James R. L. 

Davis, Asheville, NC 
McCarson, Gwen — Catherine Suttles, Flat Rock, NC 
McCTure, Mrs. Helen Joyce Clarke, Asheville, NC — Mr. 

Walter T. McClure, Asheville, NC 
Moss, Mrs. Elisabeth, Canton, NC — Mr. & Mrs. H. Glenn 

Williams, Lake Junaluska, NC 
Muse, Cecil H., Canton, NC — Evening Circle, Sylva 

Presbyterian Church, Sylva, NC; Women of Sylva 

Presbyterian Church; Ned & Edith Hyatt, Whittier, NC; Mr. 

& Mrs. Robert M. Bryson, New Orleans, LA; Mr. & Mrs. 

Lionel H. Bryson, Charlotte, NC 
Nordquist, Earle U., Black Mountain, NC — Mrs. Earl Pit- 
man, Decatur, GA 
Parham, Mrs. Lula, Johnson City, TN — Mrs. Frenche 

Kimzey, Brevard, NC 
Reese, Alyce, Hendersonville, NC — Circle #5 Hendersonville 

Presbyterian Church; Mrs. Walter Pike, Hendersonville, NC 
Reeves, Mrs. Mary Joe — Bryant McClure, Franklin, NC 
Rober, Mrs. Edith, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. J.S. Carpenter, 

Brevard, NC 
Scott, Mrs. Lillian Cummings — Mr. James C. Scott, Mr. & 

Mrs. Robert A. Williford, Andrews, NC; Mrs. Ralph E. 

Farmer, Ml. Berry, GA 
Shell, Mrs. Leroy — Mrs. Charles B. Munch, Asheville, NC 
Shepherd, Mr. William, Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. L.B. 

McDonald, Hendersonville, NC 
Short, Mrs. Elsie, Chattanooga, TN — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur 

B. Painter, Sylva, NC 
Smith, Lilian W. — Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Heath, Jr., 

Kinston, NC 
Stott, Eva Bunn, Raleigh, NC — Dick & Lillian Stott, 

Franklin, NC 
Taylor, Mrs. R. Ruth, Columbia, SC — Mr. & Mrs. A.H. 

Bryson, Sylva, NC 
Toenniessen, Mr. & Mrs. Clifford, Lois Dale Toenniessen, 

Lockpert, NY — Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Duncan, Penrose, NC 
Von Hollen, Mrs. Sallic, Scpulveda, CA — Mr. & Mrs. A.H. 

Bryson, Sylva, NC 
Wauchope, Doug, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Grady Brit- 
tain, Brevard, NC 

December 1985 

Published monthly at Asheville, N.C. by the Presbytery of Asheville 

40 Church Street Asheville, N.C. 28801 

Rev. Charles S. Moore, Editor & Executive Presbyter 

Jayne Patlon, Assistant to the Editor 

Enoch S. Blakely. Sr , Accountant 

Telephone 704 258-8143 
Subscription Price $1.00 Per Annum 



Happenings At The Home 

by Ruth Smith 

There has been lots of activity going on at our 
Home and too little time to get it all accom- 
plished! For projects, the big girls win the prize! 
During November, the big girls — Sheila, April, 
Melissa, Crystal and Jenny — have been study- 
ing with our minister, Skip Taylor, regarding 
what it means to be a member of the church. 
They will be joining the church in December. 

Every Sunday in November there were special 
happenings. On November 3, some of the kids 
helped get a very special newsletter started — 
this is by and from the Children's Home. The 
newsletter, The Four Corners Of Our Home, will 
be published four times yearly with articles 
about and written by the kids. 

November 4, Farriah Gunter turned eight and 
thanks to all of you who showed her many nice 
birthday wishes. She, along with the rest of the 
little girls, celebrated with a trip to Show Biz 
Pizza. 

On November 10, our church was treated to 
a few selections from our youth choir. Skip ac- 
companied with his guitar and soon the entire 
congregation was joining in with a touch of 
harmony. 

Sunday, November 17, the crew traveled to the 
First Church in Hendersonville. After attending 
the church services, the kids went with different 
church families for an afternoon of lunch and 
socializing. Thanks to all the families that 
opened their hearts and homes to us and made 
that day special. 

Now, don't think the boys are just sitting 
around twiddling their thumbs. They have a few 
special projects themselves. Anthony and the big 
boys have begun a Boy's Club for those eleven 
years and up. The club is a combination of devo- 
tions, recreation and general rap sessions. They 
all like the idea a lot! 

We are especially proud of our own Jason 
Williams who was selected from numerous high 
school JROTC members to travel to Fort Ben- 
ning in Georgia. He spent several days touring 
the base and taking part in a number of train- 
ing exercises. 

November was also a month of growth for us. 
We added three new children to our family — 
Phillip Shuffler (13), Gary Hensley (13), and 
Rebecca Gandy (5). I'm sure they would ap- 
preciate a special welcome. 

All our work in November was centered on 
preparing for the annual Open House. It was a 
wonderful success; we hosted over 150 visitors. 
Thanks to all who showed the interest to come 
out and spend time with us. 

The children will be spending time with family 
and friends over the holidays after we celebrate 
our Christmas here at the home on Thursday, 
December 19. If anyone in our Presbyterian 
family would like to host a child over the 
Christmas holidays, please contact Nancy 
Cherry — arrangements will be made. 

We want to wish our church family and 
friends a safe and joyous holiday season! We will 
return in January to begin a New Year! 



The Presbytery Staff 

Charlie Moore 

Enoch Blakely 

Jayne Patton 

Wish each of you 

Very Happy New Year 




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Our Mountain Work 

PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 



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First published 
December 1910 
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Vol. LXXXV No. 48 



Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 



January 1986 



Asheville Presbytery Met 

In Called Session 
Tuesday, December 10, 1985 



Asheville Presbytery met in the sanctuary of the Kenilworth 
Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, December 10, 1985, at 9:30 
a.m., in a called session. The meeting was called to order by 
the Immediate Past Moderator, the Reverend Albert Kissling. 

After the singing of a hymn, Mr. Thomas Murray, actor and 
poet shared his own stimulating account of Luke's hearing about 
Jesus which was the worship service. 

The Stated Clerk declared a quorum present. The call for 
the meeting was read and found in order. The meeting was called 
for the purpose of: To respond to the request of the Mission 
Design Committee of the General Assembly before their Janu- 
ary 10, 1986 deadline. 

The Reverend Charles S. Moore, Stated Clerk, provided a 
brief background of information concerning the mission de- 
sign task from the Articles of Agreement in the Plan of Reunion 
adopted by both General Assemblies in June, 1983 until the 
present time. After lengthy discussions and one motion being 
amended, the following two motions were made from the floor 
and adopted by Presbytery: 

1) "In that the General Assembly Mission Design Committee 
has requested responses by January 10, 1986, and in that the 
mailings have not been received by all ministers in this Pres- 
bytery as of December 10, 1985, we respectfully request the 
General Assembly Mission Design Committee to use the calen- 
dar year of 1986 to receive responses from presbyteries and ses- 
sions with the intent of presenting the design to the General 
Assembly in 1987, and that Presbytery request Presbytery Coun- 
cil to present to Presbytery on January 28, 1986, an Overture 
to the General Assembly to delay final considerations of this 
matter until the 1987 General Assembly. 

2) Asheville Presbytery instructed the Presbytery Council to 
send detailed remarks concerning Asheville Presbytery's feel- 
ings about the General Assembly Mission Design to the Mis- 
sion Design Committee by January 10, 1986, and that the 
Presbytery herein communicate to the Mission Design Com- 
mittee its sense that the time provided for responses is not suffi- 
cient to allow for adequate consideration of the relevant issues!' 

After a motion to adjourn was duly made, seconded, and 
adopted, the Reverend Albert D. Kissling, Immediate Past 
Moderator, declared the called meeting of the Presbytery of 
Asheville adjourned to meet next in Stated Session at the 
Brevard-Davidson River Church on the 28th day of January, 
1986. 

The Presbytery was led in prayer by the Rev. Albert Kissling. 



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'...; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age!' 
Jesus Christ 
Matthew 28:20b R.S.V. 



The following accounts of human experience were taken from GREEN WINTER (Reader's 
Digest Press, distributed by McGraw-Hill Book Co.) by Elise Maclay. 



Nowhere to Go but Old 

I'm old 

And I'm going to get older. 

my God, 
Seriously, 

It just hit me. 

All along I've been acting as if old age were the flu, 

Or a sprained ankle, 

Painful, inconvenient, but something I'd get over. 

Which is not a bad way to act. 

But I can't act that way any more. 

Because I'm suddenly struck, laid low, weighed down 

With the truth. 

I'm old and I'm going to get older. 

There is no alternative. 

There is nothing that can be done about it. 

So I don't have to look for alternatives. 

1 don't have to try to do something about it. 
A liberating thought, 

If you look at it that way. 
Help me to look at it that way. 
Help me to rejoice in the freedom of letting You run 
the show. 



I Don't Hear as Well as I Used To 

I don't hear as well as I used to, God, 

People have to shout and repeat things. 

Frankly, a lot of what they have to say 

Isn't worth repeating, 

And the world's too noisy anyway. 

The important thing is, I can hear, 

Not with my ears, but with my heart, 

What I really want to: 

The children, when they were little, 

Saying "I love you, Mama!' 

Dan, when we lost all our savings, 

Saying "Hold me, Anne!' 

Stephen in front of all those people, 

Saying, "My mother should be receiving this honor 

Instead of me!' 

My father-in-law, dying, laying his hand on my hair, 

"You're a good gel, Annie. Carry on!' 

It's no fun going deaf, 

But there are worse things, 

And I do have a lot of good memories 

To listen to. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



January 1986 



Worldly Goods 

I'm giving away my things 

And it turns out to be 

As much of an occupation 

And as much fun 

As collecting them was. 

I browse among my friends the way 

I used to browse in shops. 

I try to decide who should have the 

cameo 
I wore as a bride, who would like 
My Chinese vase. I go through closets 

and drawers 
And am amazed at what I find. 
So many objects. I am ashamed 
To have so much when so many have so 

little. 
Worse still, there are a lot of things I 

hardly ever use. 
This handsome fish poacher, for 

example. 
Hammered copper. It came from France. 
I used it once or twice. We thought a 

meal had to be 
Meat and potatoes. The kids know 

better. 
My daughter-in-law, Jill, eats only 

vegetables and fish. 
She says it saves grain for the hungry 

and is a less aggressive way 
To live. Bless her heart, she is a gentle 

child, 
She'll love this poacher, and my silver 

napkin rings 
(She won't use paper napkins — says she 

wants no tree 
To die to wipe her mouth). It takes 

forever, 
Sorting things, I stop and think about 

where and when 
And I find myself thinking, I may have 

use for this again. 
Nonsense. I don't bake angel food cakes 

anymore, 
Give the pan away. Funny, I thought I'd 

feel a sense of loss 
With fewer of my things around. 
I don't. 

I feel exhilarated, free. 
Is this why You told the rich man to sell 

his goods? 
I used to think You meant to help the 

poor. 
I think now Your command 
Was meant to help the rich man more. 

Insights 

They, 

Psychiatrists, 

Psychologists, 

The experts, 

Keep reinventing the wheel. 

I just read where 

Studies show 

Gazing at water, 

Brooks, rivers, the sea, 

Is tranquilizing. 

Next thing you know 

They'll discover that crowds 

make people nervous. 

The longer I live, 

The more it seems to me 

Life is a gigantic Easter egg hunt. 

We go running around like crazy, 

Hunting for brilliant truths 

You've hidden in plain sight. 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



Bryson City Presbyterian 
Church 

Bryson City, NC 

Many months ago the men of the Bryson City 
Church began a "Woodcutting Ministry!' A 
specific time and place is set where the men gath- 
er to cut wood for the local folks who need fuel 
to warm their homes. Many of the members of 
the congregation have been generous in allow- 
ing wood to be cut from their property. This has 
been a most rewarding ministry to those par- 
ticipating in the "cutting" as well as to those on 
the receiving end. It is planned that this minis- 
try will continue in 1986. 

Sixteen folks of the Bryson City congregation 
spent the evening of Sunday, December 22, 
Christmas caroling to some of the shut-ins and 
the residents of the two local nursing facilities, 
Heritage Manor and Mountain View Manor. 
Back at the church, all the sojourners enjoyed 
refreshments as they warmed after their trek. 

The Bryson City Presbyterian Church's float, 
entitled "Ring in the Christmas Spirit," placed 
second in the Christmas Parade. The float was 
a small country church with the handbell ringers 
playing the bells and a number of small children 
from the church seated nearby. Fourteen mem- 
bers had fun decorating and/or baby-sitting so 
that others could help. 



Trinity Presbyterian Church 

Hendersonville, NC 

Some Trinity families may have received a new 
puppy or kitten this Christmas. The joy of 
receiving an animal is even greater when that an- 
imal is a source of food or income for a poor 
farm family. Through Heifer Project Interna- 
tional, eighteen Trinity households gave "alter- 
native gifts" of farm animals this Christmas. In 
honor of a friend or relative, a donation was 
made to Heifer Project. This non-profit, inter- 
faith agency will send food-producing animals 
to small farmers in this country and overseas. 
Each recipient is trained in caring for the ani- 
mal and passes on the first offspring of the ani- 
mal to another needy family. 

Trinity was introduced to the Heifer Project 
at the Advent Festival on Dec. 1st. During the 
weeks before Christmas, donations were made 
to purchase these animals: 76 chicks, Wi pack- 
ages of bees, 3 rabbits, and 1 sheep. Contribu- 
tions were also made toward the purchase of a 
goat, a pig, and a cow. Sixteen ducks will be sent 
through the Presbyterian Hunger program for 
a special project in Bangladesh, to replenish the 



Our Secret 

Hey, Lord, we have a secret. 

Not because I won't tell it or You won't 
reveal it, but because no one will 
believe it. What I mean is: there are 
some things about being old that are 
fun. 

Yes, fun. 

The world gets off your back. 

They neglect you. 

You don't have to keep up appearances. 

So you can go back to the fun of being 
a child. 

Watching a spider spin a web. 

Making shadow pictures against the 



food supplies of the Bengalis, following the 
devastation of a tidal wave. 



First Presbyterian Church 

Swannanoa, NC 

For the 50 days beginning February 9, mem- 
bers from First Presbyterian in Swannanoa will 
be participating in a special Spiritual Adventure 
sponsored by the national radio broadcast, The 
Chapel of the Air. These Adventurers will pledge 
to follow five basic disciplines of the Christian 
faith for the entire 50 days - and one of the dis- 
ciplines is carrying out seven secret acts of Chris- 
tian love. 

Planned to coincide with the Lenten season, 
the Adventure is an annual event dedicated to 
helping participants experience rapid spiritual 
growth through a time of intense Bible study, 
prayer and Christian outreach. This year's study 
is called, "50 Days to Welcome Christ to Our 
Church," and will conclude on Easter Sunday, 
March 30. 

The Chapel of the Air, a 46-year-old radio 
broadcast headquartered in Wheaton, Illinois 
started the annual event in 1981. It had become 
so popular that last year over 50,000 North 
Americans wrote in to commit themselves to the 
Adventurer's five spiritual disciplines. 

Because of this year's church-related theme, 
hundreds of churches and small group studies 
are also expected to join - including our church 
group. 

This year's "50 Days to Welcome Christ to 
Our Church" will concentrate on helping Chris- 
tians experience Christ's promise to be with them 
during times of worship. The five disciplines 
include: 

1. Playing a game called The Sunday Search. 
Participants must go to Sunday worship look- 
ing for ways Christ will speak TO and 
THROUGH them. Lhen they must share their 
discoveries with someone else. 

2. Daily Scripture Readings. Daily readings 
coordinate with characteristics of a Christian 
congregation that truly senses Christ's presence 
with them. 

3. Overcoming Self-Destructive Patterns. Ad- 
venturers will work to overcome a troublesome 
temptation or destructive habit and chart their 
daily progress. 

4. Seven Secret Acts of Christian Love. Ad- 
venturers will carry out seven loving deeds on 
behalf of others during the 50 days - anony- 
mously if possible. 

5. Freedom From What Others Think. Adven- 
turers will learn a "freedom prayer" - helping 
them to put a desire for God's approval above 
their concern for approval from others. 



light. 
Exploring the backyard as if it were a 

new country. 
Eating applesauce and cream instead of 

dinner. 
Dawdling. 

Staying up all night. Counting stars. 
Staying home from a dull party to play 

chess with an old friend. 
Wearing a funny hat. 
Why didn't You tell me that besides all 

the things I hate about being old, 

there'd be some fun in it, too? 
I know. I know. 
I wouldn't have believed You. 



Page Three 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



January 1986 




Women of the Church 

by Georgette Stiens, President 

The calendar tells us that a new year is here! 
There were many resolutions made as usual. As 
we walk the path of this new year with God's 
guidance, one day at a time, may the glorious 
gift of a new year refresh our spirits. My prayer 
for you is that no fear of things unseen nor dread 
of the future mar your joy. May He give us the 
confidence to go forth unafraid to do the will 
of God as He reveals it to us each day. Happy 
New Yean 

In 1987 the WOC will be seventy- five years 
old! The Ministry Group On Women (MGOW) 
have asked that a history be written. Exciting 
isn't it? Do you have some interestings facts to 
share? Please let us know. 

Can you believe that it is time to begin think- 
ing about the North Carolina Women's Confer- 
ence? Housing reservations are to be mailed and 
are to be accompanied with a $20.00 reservation 
fee. Reservations will not be confirmed until the 
money is received. The conference registrar is 
Katie Meshaw. Mail to P.O. Box 518-Clarkton, 
N.C. 28443. The Early Bird registration fee is 
$15.00. After May 1 it will be $20.00. REMEM- 
BER you will not receive a program unless you 
register before the conference. If you have not 
attended a conference, this is the year to find 
out what an uplifting experience it is. We urge 
you to attend! There will be two sessions June 
8-11 and June 11 to 14. 

Our own Cathy Vaughn has been elected chair 
of the Birthday Selection Committee. Also, when 
the Women of the Church Committee (WOCC) 
met jointly with the National Executive Com- 
mittee of United Presbyterian Women in 
Atlanta, Sherry Phillips (Wichita, Kansas-Synod 
of Mid America) and Cathy were chosen as 
Chairpersons of the Peace and Relationships 
Commiteee, we are proud of you Cathy. 

We are also proud of each one of the women 
who are a part of the WOC, and we know that 
there are bright moments and dark ones. But — 
let's remember that each cloud has a silver lining. 
So— may you find the strength you need, and 
may your spirits be lifted by knowing that we 
are not to be anxious about little things; rather, 
commit them unto God. For it is in the trust of 
little things that we learn the strength in the 
greater ones. 

CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR 
HOUSING: 

Assembly Inn (704) 669-2911 

William Black Lodge 669-6314 

College Dorms 669-8011 



What We Are 

It is not what we eat that makes us strong, 
but what we digest; not what we earn, but 
what we save that makes us rich; not what we 
read, but what we remember that makes us 
learned; not what we profess, but what we prac- 
tice that determines our consequence among all 
people. 

(From the Hilkop Herald of First Church, Swannanoa) 



Presbyterian Marriage 
Encounter Weekend 

May 16-18, 1986 



A "Marriage Encounter" is a weekend away 
from home, family, and responsibilities in which 
couples are guided in the discovery of new tech- 
niques of communicating and sharing with one 
another. It is not a retreat, but a program 
designed to give couples the opportunity to lov- 
ingly examine their lives together. There is no 
group sharing. 

Since every marriage can be improved, Mar- 
riage Encounter is designed to deepen and en- 
rich the joys a couple share together whether 
they have been married for only a short time or 
many years. If you desire a richer, fuller mar- 
riage, Marriage Encounter is for you. 

The weekend is presented by a team of trained 
lay couples and a Presbyterian clergy couple. Af- 
ter presentations are made by the team, couples 
are given time for reflection and sharing private- 
ly with their spouse. Each couple learns a tech- 
nique of communication which permits them to 
explore important areas in their relationship in 
a spirit of love and understanding. 

For more information and registration forms, 
contact: 

Ray and Annette Sheffield 

161 Whisperwood Lane 

Hendersonville, NC 28739 

704-891-7969 

Child care can be arranged. Please register 
early. 



CHURCH TERMS 

ALTAR, meaning "high places", the sym- 
bol of the presence of God. 

REREDOS, the more-or-less ornate wall 
screen above and behind the altar. 

RETABLE or GRADINE, the raised shelf 
or ledge behind the altar upon which can- 
dles, cross, and flowers may be placed. 

PULPIT, the place from which the sermon 
is preached. 

LECTERN, the place from which the les- 
sons are read. 

CHANCEL, the area of the church where 
the altar, pulpit, lectern, and choir are con- 
tained. 

NAVE, the main body of the church 
where the congregation sits. 

TRANSEPT, the arm-like extensions to- 
ward the front of a large church to the right 
and left of the nave, when the ground-plan 
is in the shape of a cross. 

NARTHEX, an enclosed passage between 
the main entrance and the nave. 

CROSS, Our church displays a cross, not 
a crucifix; the latter shows the body of our 
Lord wearing a crown of thorns. Our cross is 
empty, reminding us that Christ has risen. 

PARAMENTS, the linens and hangings 
which adorn the altar, pulpit and lectern; 
colors vary with church seasons. 

LITURGICAL COLORS 

WHITE, From eve of Nativity through the 
Epiphany. From Easter to Pentecost. 

Red, From Pentecost to Trinity Sunday 
and other days. 

GREEN, from Septuagesima to day before 
Ash Wednesday, Trinity season, and other 
days. 

VIOLET, Advent, Lent, except Good 
Friday. 

BLACK, Good Friday. 




Manna 

by Ginnie Stevens, Hunger Action Enabler 

As mentioned in this column last month 
MANNA Food Bank received 12 '/2% of the 2 
Cents a Meal Mission Program monies for the 
second half of 1985. This amounts to $946.42. 
MANNA is no newcomer to Asheville Pres- 
bytery or this column. A couple years ago I 
reported about the $5000 grant awarded by the 
Presbyterian Hunger Program to help get 
MANNA started. If you don't already know the 
PHP is largely supported through our One Great 
Hour of Sharing offerings taken up during Lent 
and on Easter Sunday. 

Since that article much has happened at 
MANNA. Its task, however, has remained the 
same - to collect surplus and salvage food from 
the food industry and distribute that food to 
WNC agencies and churches who serve the ill, 
the needy and children. Those organizations 
contribute $.06-$. 12 per pound as a service fee 
to the food bank. Among the 60 agencies served 
are the Presbyterian Home for Children and 
most of the local Christian ministries which 
members of the presbytery support. 

Apart from financial support MANNA de- 
pends on volunteer help to clean, sort, box and 
distribute the food. Without thousands of volun- 
teer hours MANNA could not exist. If you oc- 
casionally make time in your schedule to give 
in service, call Carolyn or Andrew at 252-4602 
to find out more about this. Another current 
need is for an inexpensive warehouse. Eliada 
Home has generously provided space since its 
formation, but MANNA has now outgrown this 
area. Call if you have any ideas about this. It 
is vitally important for our Christian witness that 
we not only support these agencies with our 
money but also with our time and talents. Call 
and make arrangements to visit this tremendous 
work in WNC, which takes food that would 
otherwise be wasted and makes if available to 
local agencies. Your 2 Cents money is at work 
here. 



Plans Made for 1986 

Seminar on Local 

Church History 

Planning is already underway for the 1986 
Seminar on Local Church History at the Histori- 
al Foundation, May 12-16, 1986. The program 
will feature options for those interested in 
preparing annual historical reports as well as in- 
dividuals who are preparing to research their 
congregation's history for a published volume 
or other form of celebration. 

Plenary sessions on "Biography in American 
Presbyterian History" will be led by Dr. Dean 
K. Thompson, pastor of the Pasadena Pres- 
byterian Church, Pasadena, California. 

Additional information will be forthcoming, 
or contact the Seminar Director, The Historical 
Foundation, P.O. Box 847, Montreat, NC 28757. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



January 1986 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1986 

February 5, 1986 — Last day to receive arti- 
cles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
February 7-9, 1986 — Gatlinburg Missions 

Conference, Park Vista Hotel, Gatlinburg. 
March 5, 1986 — Last day to receive articles 

for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
March 11, 1986 — C.E. Committee meets, 12 

Noon, Andrews Church. 
March 18, 1986 — Candidates Committee 

meets, Asheville First Church, 1 p.m. 
April 3, 1986 — Last day to receive articles for 

OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
April 5-6, 1986 — Union Theological Semi- 
nary Caravan, Asheville. 
April 12, 1986 — Asheville Presbytery meets, 

Highlands First Church. 
April 19, 1986 — Asheville Presbyterial meets, 

Waynesville First Church. 
May 5, 1986 — Last day to receive articles for 

OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
May 28-29, 1986 — Synod meets at Warren 

Wilson College. 
June 3, 1986 — Last day to receive articles for 

OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
June 3, 1986 — C.E. Committee meets at 12 

Noon, Trinity Church, Hendersonville. 
June 4, 1986 — Candidates Committee meets, 

1 p.m., Asheville First Church. 
June 8-14, 1986 — N.C. Presbyterian Women's 

Conference, Montreat. 
June 10-18, 1986 — General Assembly meets, 

Minneapolis, Minn. 
July 3, 1986 — Last day to receive articles for 

OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
July 4, 1986 — Presbytery Office closed - 

Holiday. 
July i2, 1986 — Presbytery meets (Place to be 

announced). 
July 13-19, 1986 — GA. Women's Conference, 

Montreat. 



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Abernathy, Mr. Lige, Belmont, NC — Mr. & Mrs. George 
Klick, Hendersonville, NC 

Allen, Mr. F. Ellwood — Sarah R. Allen, Hendersonville, NC 

Allen, Ruth, Hendersonville, NC — Downs Radio Co., Inc., 
Kannapolis, NC; John & Mille Ham, Clarkston, MI; 
Lawrence M. Kimbrough, Davidson, NC; Harriet Ham, 
Pocomoke City, MD; Don and Frankie McKenzie, Black 
Mountain, NC; Mr. & Mrs. John F. Youngblood, III, Hun- 
tersville, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Sutherland, Asheville, NC; 
Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. Williams, Verneena Thomas, Flat Rock, 
NC; Employees and Officers of First Charter National 
Bank, Concord Nursing Center, Marvin & Nancy Taylor, 
Williams, Boger, Grady, Davis and Tuttle, PA, Mr. & Mrs. 
JW. McGee, Jr., Alex and Melanie Kordis, Concord, NC; 
Mr. & Mrs. George Klick, Mrs. Ralph S. (Esther) Crawford, 
Barbara C. Jones, Mrs. L.B. Prince, Adelene M. Parmele, 
Mrs. C.F. Stonecipher, Dean H. Keith, Hendersonville; Mrs. 
Anna G. Pearce, Miss Maggie Good, Mrs. Walter Pike, Mrs. 
J.F. Agnew, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Berry, Hendersonville, NC 

Anderson, Mrs. Bertie, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
John H. Lyday, Hendersonville, NC 

Ball, Mrs. Robbie — Ethel D. Kearse, Canton, NC 

Bingham, Parley — Mr. & Mrs. W.B. Pippinger, Asheville, NC 

Brown, Mr. Vernon W. — Mr. & Mrs. Judson C. Groom, Mr. 
& Mrs. Sam Fowler & Employees of Camden Drug Co., 
Camden, SC; Mr. & Mrs. C.R. Rouse, Hendersonville; Mr. 
& Mrs. William T. Miller, Ken and Sarah Hill, Camden, SC; 
Mrs. Kathleen J. Morse, Clyde W. Wright, Albert and 
"Jerry" Leonard, Mr. & Mrs. L.E. Reighard, Mr. & Mrs. 
Harold Redmond, Asheville; Luther & Carol Bridges, Mrs. 
U.N. Myers, Camden, SC; Myrtle Elkins, Mr. & Mrs. R.D. 
Eskridge, Asheville, NC; Alice B. Ford, Camden, SC; 
Women of Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC; 
Mr. & Mrs. James O. Williams, Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Nes- 
bitt, Arden, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Claude Holcombe, Candler, 
NC 

Cagle, William W., Sylva, NC — Mr. & Mrs. David Rodden- 
berry, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Painter, Felix and Nelle Potts, Bry- 
son City, NC 

Clark, Kvans McNeil, Fayetleville, NC — Harris and Scotty 
Hood Prevost, Linville, NC 

Cochran, James — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Henderson- 
ville, NC 

Cohn, Mr. Rex A., — Sarah R. Allen, Hendersonville, NC 

Cordell, Edith M., Swannanoa, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Edward 
B. Fester, Swannanoa, NC 

Coyle, Rev. Alexander T., Cullowhee, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Ar- 
thur B. Painter, Svlva, NC 

Crane, Mr. Robert, Bal Harbour, FL — Mr. & Mrs. C.R. 
Rouse, Hendersonville, NC 

Demko, Jr. John J., — Miss M. Dawn Ellis, Mr. & Mrs. 
George M. Ellis, Franklin, NC 

Eliopulus, Mr. & Mrs. Christ — Miss M. Dawn Ellis, Mr. & 
Mrs. George W. Ellis, Franklin, NC 

Eubank, John, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, Hendersonville, NC 

Garner, Mrs. Louise, Mogadore, OH — Mr. & Mrs. Jack G. 
McCracken and Family, Waynesville, NC 

Garren, Nelson M., Asheville, NC — Mr. WW. Ballew, Frances 
Ballew, Michael Ballew, Asheville, NC 

Gibson, J.H., Bryson City, NC — Mr. & Mrs. PR. Bennett, 
Bryson City, NC 

Goddard, Mrs. Helen R. — Sarah R. Allen, Hendersonville, 
NC 

Grice, Mrs. J.C., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. S.R. Perkins, 
Asheville, NC 

Hall, Robert H., Waynesville, NC — Harris and Scotty Hood 
Prevost, Linville, NC; Tom Reeves, Canton, NC; Mrs. W.J. 
Church, Alberta G. Williams, Arden, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Rus- 
sell Hughes, William F. Swift, Jr., Larry & Madeleine Plott, 
Adult Sunday School Class of Waynesville Presbyterian 
Church, Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Harpe, Bo Prevost, Circle #1 
First Presbyterian Church, Waynesville, NC 

Hannah, Wingate, Waynesville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Eugene 
Harpe, Waynesville, NC 

Hawkins, James L., Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Duncan 
Hunter, Brevard, NC 

Heatherly, Mrs. Lulen — Ethel D. Kearse, Canton, NC 

I limes, Charles F., Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Duncan Hunt- 
er, Brevard, NC 

Hinds, Louise B. — Henry & Ruth Hibbatd, Soulhbury, CT 

Holmes, Catherine, Asheville, NC — Jerry Holladay, The 
Chatmore Club, Asheville, NC 

Htirsey, Mrs. Brooks, Asheville, NC — Circle #9 First Pres- 
byterian Church, Asheville, NC 

Jordan, Mr. Hubert R., Marietta, GA — Mary Lou & Clin- 
ton Brown, Waynesville, NC 

U'onhardl, Mrs. Carl, Sheboygan, WI — 3-M Sunday School 
Class, West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC 

Lorick, Mr. & Mrs. J.M., Sr. — Mr. & Mrs. James M. Lorick, 
Jr., Asheville, NC 

Mayberry, Joe, Brentwood, Tenn. — Mr. & Mrs. Henry M. 
Stewart, Atlanta, GA 

McCarthy, Mr. William, Indian Harbor Beach, FL — Mrs. 
J.F. Agnew, Hendersonville, NC 

McGibboney, Frank J., Stone Mountain. GA — Mr. & Mrs. 
Duncan Hunter, Brevard, NC 

Nordquist, Mr. Earl, Black Mountain, NC — Mrs. D.K, 
Drum, Asheville, NC 

Norwood, Rosa — Mrs. Margaret Kimzey, Asheville, NC 

Oales, William Reginald, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC 



Orr, R. Kay, Hendersonville, NC— Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, Hendersonville, NC 

Pritchard, Ralph, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John 
L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC 

Rawls, Mrs. Charles Taylor (Sara Rorison Rawls) — The 
Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Inc., 
from Mr. & Mrs. Brainard B. Rorison, Asheville, NC 

Rector, Williard, Jr., Marshall, NC — Hugh & Eloise Ward, 
Marshall, NC 

Reece, Alyce P., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, Mr. J.F. Agnew, Hendersonville, NC 

Reeves, Letcher — Roy and Frances Deitz, Canton, NC 

Rodcwald, Mrs. Lillian, Rockwell, Iowa — Mr. & Mrs. James 
A. Wagoner, Brevard, NC 

Ronquillo, Capt. & Mrs. Louis, New Orleans, LA — Norma 
& Louis Ronquillo, Jr., New Orleans, LA 

Rudisill, Mr. & Mrs. Craig L., Sr. — Sarah R. Allen, Hen- 
dersonville, NC 

Russell, Mrs. Bernice Hatch, Asheville, NC — Hannah H. 
Dalton, Enka, NC 

Seronce, Mrs. F.lsie, Mars Hill, NC — Dr. D.W. Brosnan, 
Asheville, NC 

Shepherd, Ida G. — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Henderson- 
ville, NC 

Smith, Lillah Wiley — Ethyl H. Wood, McLean, VA; Fred 
and Muriel Souba, Minneapolis, MN; Alma Aarness, Stan- 
ley, WI; Mrs. Minnie E. Chaput, Eau Claire, WI; Reginald 
& Elizabeth Smith, Alexandria, VA 

Stewart, Mrs. Elizabeth, Asheville, NC — Kent & Jerry 
Rogers, Charles W. Clapp, Mrs. Newman Lockwood, 
Asheville, NC; Mrs. Susie Edwards, Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Ed- 
wards and Family, Mrs. Hazel E. Watts & Family, Andrews, 
SC; Mr. & Mrs. H.K. Heins & Family, Kingstree, SC 

Troutman, C. Oliver, Miami, FL — Mr. & Mrs. John W. Dye, 
Sr., Franklin, NC 

Wauchope, Douglas A., Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Duncan 
Hunter, Brevard, NC 

Wells, Dr. Carey, Sr. — Betty Tate, Canton, NC 

West, Howard E., Asheville — Mrs. Howard E. West, 
Asheville, NC 

Wilson, Mrs. Doris, Chicago, IL — Mr. & Mrs. Wade Elliott, 
Asheville, NC 

Woodhouse, Miss Elizabeth, Black Mountain, NC — Busi- 
ness Women's Club of Montreat Presbyterian Church, Mon- 
treat, NC 

Zemanek, Mrs. Liicile, Chicago, IL — Circle #2 First Pres- 
byterian Church, Waynesville, NC; Adult Sunday School 
Class, Waynesville Presbyterian Church 

Gift Of Appreciation In Honor Of: Mr. Joe Adeeb, Waynes- 
ville, NC — Harris & Scotty Hood Prevost, Linville, NC 

In Honor Of: Mrs. John J. Demko — Miss M. Dawn Ellis, 
Franklin, NC 

Christmas Memorials: Mr. J.D. Smithson, Mrs. N.D. (Sara 
A.) Smithson, Mr. N.D. Smithson, Jr., Mr. Stanley P. Capps 
— Sara S. Capps, Asheville, NC 



Young Person Of The Month 

Meet Rebecca Gandy! Rebecca is a newcomer 
to the Presbyterian Home. She is nine years old 
and the oldest of three siblings here, also. Re- 
becca is attending Black Mountain Primary and 
is finishing up the fourth grade. Her favorite pas- 
time is playing dolls and makebelieve with the 
other girls, but she also would like to join a Girl 
Scout troop in the future. If you have time to 
come out for a visit, we hope that you will make 
it a point to meet Rebecca and her brother and 
sister. 



Presbyterian Home Birthdays 



2-01-74 
2-14-71 



Johnny Goode 
April Roberts 



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Our Mountain Work 

PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 



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First published 
December 1910 
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Vol. LXXXV No. 49 



Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 



February 1986 



Digest of Minutes 

Winter Meeting of 

Asheville Presbytery 

by Charles S. Moore, Stated Clerk 
and Jayne I. Pat ton, Temp. Recording Clerk 

The Presbytery of Asheville convened for its annual meeting 
on January 28, 1986 at 9:00 a.m. in the sanctuary of the Brevard- 
Davidson River Presbyterian Church in Brevard, NC. The fol- 
lowing is a digest of the actions of this meeting: 

1) Engaged in worship led by former Moderator, the Rev. Al- 
bert D. Kissling. The sermon, preached by Mr. Kissling, 
was taken from the fourth chapter of the book of Luke. 
The Rev. Jerrold Brooks led the Presbytery in prayer for 
our missionaries and candidates. 

2) A quorum was declared present. 

3) The Rev. Frederick G. Ohler, pastor of the Warren Wilson 
Church, was elected moderator by acclamation. 

4) Appointed the following Standing Committees: 

Bills & Overtures — John C. Laughlin, Chrm., Albert 

Kissling, George Moore, Ruth Gibson, Vivian Ridley 

Judicial Business — None 

Resolution and Thanks — David Nash, Chrm., Betty 

Edwards 

5) Communications were read and disposed of as follows: 

a. Received as information and ordered printed in Pres- 
bytery Minutes a letter from the Session of the First 
Church, Hendersonville regarding an action taken con- 
cerning its church property. 

b. Accepted an invitation from the Session of Waynesville 
First Church to host Presbytery at its Stated Meeting, 
Saturday, July 12, 1986. 

c . Accepted an invitation from the Session of Oak Forest 
Church to host Presbytery at its Adjourned Meeting, 
Tuesday, October 14, 1986. 

d . Received as information, Quarterly Chaplain Reports 
from the Rev. John-Nelson Pope and the Rev. Leroy V. 
Secrest. 

e. Informed Presbytery that the Stated Clerk had mailed 
the Minutes of the Called Meeting on December 10, 
1985, dealing with response of the Mission Design, to 
Rev. Roger C. Harp at the G.A. 

f . Minutes to install the Rev. Arthur F. Fogartie as pastor 
of First Church, Asheville were found in order and to 
be included in the Appendix of Presbytery's Minutes. 

g . Referred to the Standing Committee on Bills & Over- 
tures, an Overture from the Session of the Trinity 
Church, Hendersonville. 



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Rev. Frederick G. Ohler of 

Warren Wilson Church 

Elected Moderator of 

Asheville Presbytery 

At its Annual Winter Meeting, 
held in the Brevard-Davidson River 
Presbyterian Church, January 28, 
1986, the Reverend Frederick G. Oh- 
ler was elected Moderator of 
Asheville Presbytery. Fred is pastor 
of The Warren Wilson Presbyterian 
Church and College Chapel and 
chaplain and chairperson of the 
Department of Religion and Philos- 
ophy at Warren Wilson College. He 
is a graduate of Lehigh University 
and Yale Divinity School with fur- 
ther study at Chapel Hill. He was born in New York, grew up 
in New Jersey and came to the mountains of North Carolina 
as a seminary intern from Yale. He began a new church in 
Northern California before he was called back to Warren Wil- 
son in 1958. In addition to his many duties at the college he 
found time to play principal violin with the Asheville Symphony 
for 18 years and has served on many civic committees and 
boards. 

His wife Beverly teaches in the Theatre Department at War- 
ren Wilson and produces the Festivals on the campus. Their 
older daughter, Chrisann, is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 
practicing near San Francisco. Lisa is a senior at the College 
of William and Mary. Both are members of Phi Beta Kappa. 



h . Made available to all churches a pamphlet of the Na- 
tional Insurance Program sponsored by the Presbyteri- 
an Church (U.S.A.). 

i . Dismissed the Rev. Samuel R. Hope to National Capi- 
tal Presbytery; the Rev. Kenneth M. Hicks to Hanover 
Presbytery and the Rev. Robert H. Teed to Fayetteville 
Presbytery. 

j . Referred Ballots for G.A. Amendments to the Govern- 
ing Bodies Committee for presentation to the Govern- 
ing Body. 

k . Referred recommendations from Boundaries Commit- 
tee of N.C. to the Boundaries Committee of Presbytery 
for presentation to the Governing Body. 

1 . Approved recommendation of Stated Clerk to redress 
imbalance between minister and elder commissioners. 

m. By common consent, the history of the Brevard- 
Davidson River Church is included in Presbytery's 
Minutes. 

n . Presbytery Minutes for the last half of 1985 were avail- 
able to all churches and ministers. 

o. Due to inclement weather, all absences were excused. 

p. The 1985 Necrology of Ministers and Elders of Pres- 
bytery were read and ordered printed in the Appendix 
of Presbytery's Minutes. 
6) The Proposed Amendments to the Constitution of the Pres- 
byterian Church (U.S.A.), Approved by the 197th G.A. 

(1985) and Recommended to the Presbyteries for their Votes 

were all voted upon in the Affirmative; several were close 

votes. 

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February 1986 



continued from page 1 

7) Presbytery moved and adopted the Re- 
port of the Boundaries Committee. 

8) The Report of the Presbytery Council 
and Finance Committee were ap- 
proved. Two motions made from the 
floor were approved: 1) Council was re- 
quested to study budgetary relation- 
ships between Presbytery, Warren 
Wilson and Montreat-Anderson Col- 
leges and the Presbyterian Home, and 
2) Council provide quarterly reports to 
Presbytery on the benevolence and spe- 
cial offerings of each church. 

9) A special prayer was offered for the 
families of the seven astronauts who 
gave their lives this day and for our 
nation. 

10) Approved the Nominating Committee 
Report and elected, from the floor, two 
additional members to the Nominating 
Committee and a chairman and vice 
chairman, in accordance with PRES- 
BYTERY MANUAL. 

11) Ordered the Annual Report of the 
WOC be included in the Minutes of 
Presbytery. 

12) Heard and approved the Report of the 
Mission Committee. 

13) Approved the Report of the C.E. Com- 
mittee and recognized the Canton and 
Marshall Churches for their Commit- 
ments to Peacemaking. 

14) Approved the Report of the Candidates 
Committee and granted the Commit- 
tee the privilege to dismiss candidates 
to presbyteries requesting their records 
for ordination. 

15) Approved the Committee on Ministry 
Report with change in terms of call for 
seventeen ministers. 

16) Received as information the Report of 
the Committee on Representation; this 
report to be included in the Appendix 
of the Minutes of Presbytery. 

17) Approved without exception the Ses- 
sional Minutes of the Beech, Black 
Mountain, Brevard-Davidson River, 
Bryson City, Canton and Reems Creek 
Churches. Approved with exceptions 
the Sessional Minutes of Cullowhee, 
Etowah, Trinity and Westminster. 

18) Adopted the recommendations from 
the Standing Committee on Bills and 
Overtures that we endorse the overture 
from the Session of the Trinity Church 
to the G.A. and the Overture from the 
Rev. Albert D. Kissling to the G.A. 

19) Adjourned to meet Saturday, April 12, 
1986, in Adjourned Session at the First 
Church in Highlands, N.C. 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



Riceville Church 

Asheville, NC 

Riceville Presbyterian Church participated in 
the Duck-Hunger Program for Bangladesh dur- 
ing December and January. This was part of 
Presbytery's effort to provide self-help for the 
people of Bangladesh who suffered so much 
from the typhoon of May, 1985. Our slogan for 
the event was: 

"A buck a duck 
For an egg a day 
For People far away!' 

Much interest was shown as 160 paper ducks, 
costing $1.00 each, were floated on our pond. 
This project gave our church people a personal 
opportunity to express our love and concern for 
the people of Bangladesh. Mr. & Mrs. Jesse 
Mitchell were in charge of this project. 



Brevard-Davidson River 
Church 

Brevard, NC 

FAITH ALIVE, a special event in the life of 
the Brevard-Davidson River Church, was 
celebrated during the five days, February 15-19. 
Among its purposes: 

1. To provide opportunities for us to get to 
know each other in a more personal and inti- 
mate way. 

2. To remind us that we are all ministers in 
and of this congregation. 

3. To enable us to grow in our Christian faith 
and practice through fellowship, prayer, Bible 
study, and worship. 

4. To learn to share our faith with others; to 
see how someone else can present Christ in a 
winsome and natural way. 

FAITH ALIVE was conducted by a group of 
men and women from churches and communi- 
ties other than our own and was led by an ex- 
perienced coordinator for the express purpose 
of sharing with us what Christ has meant to 
them and the difference His presence has made 
in their lives. These lay people, non-professionals 
and imperfect Christians, are people who have 
searched for reality in relationships with others 
and with God. All have begun to find the an- 
swer and were willing to share their Christian 
growth with other people. 




Westminster Church 

Asheville, NC 

The Westminster Presbyterian Church is hav- 
ing a Mission Festival on Sunday, March 16 from 
2:00 - 4:00 P.M. to highlight the observance of 
the Witness Season. 

The following missionaries have agreed to ap- 
pear on the program: Mrs. Charlotte Mack, 
Medical, Bangladesh; Mrs. Herb Codington, 
Medical, Bangladesh; Rev. & Mrs. William 
Junkin, Evangelistic and Education, Mainland 
China and Taiwan; Rev. & Mrs. Reichardt Tay- 
lor, Evangelistic, Interior Brazil; Mrs. Yvon Des- 
cirux, Missionary Nurse, Leogane, Haiti. 

The festivities will begin in the Sanctuary with 
short explanations of their work and a couple 
of slide shows. The scene then moves to the fel- 
lowship hall where there will be displays of 
mementos from the various fields. One highlight 
of the day will be a Bengali Fashion Show. 

All of the churches of Asheville Presbytery are 
cordially invited. 

A free will offering for the Witness Season 
will be taken. 



NEW KID ON THE BLOCK 

Notice has arrived that little Miss Anna 
Kathryn (Katie) Wildsmith arrived on 
January 19. She weighed in at 7'4". Her 
mom and dad, the Rev. & Mrs. Alan 
Wildsmith, and sister, Sarah, of the Mur- 
phy Church, are proud and excited! Con- 
gratulations to the Wildsmith family on 
the birth of this new daughter. 





PH Birthdays 


3/12/64 


Mike Rich 


3/13/73 


Jenny Blake 


3/16/72 


Donald Michaels 


3/31/77 


Melanie Kenner 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



February 1986 




Women of the Church 

by Georgette Stiens, President 

Local presidents met with your Council on 
January 11 in Sylva. Virginia Buchanan was ap- 
pointed contact person for COWC. Barbara 
McLean and Mary Louise Carpenter will attend 
a special leadership training event in St. Louis 
July 24-27. They will represent us and will com- 
mit two years of involvement within our Pres- 
byterial to implement a new organization for 
women. Ruth Shuler has been approved to be 
Assistant Registrar for the North Carolina Wom- 
en's Conference in 1987. 

Maude Hudson, our White Cross Chair, "is 
excited over the early response of various WOC 
groups to our Asheville Presbytery Central Buy- 
ing Fund!' She has received contributions from 
nine churches, bringing our account to $1600.00. 
If the other churches give as generously, we'll 
have a fantastic shipment for Kwangju Chris- 
tian Hospital in Korea and Maude will be in a 
"rosy glow!' Maude reminds us "to send all or 
part of your expected contributions to her by 
April 30. If it comes in after that, she will have 
to deposit it and use the money next year!' 
Maude and I thank God for your willing and 
enthusiastic co-operation! Without it we could 
not fill our quota and medical missionaries and 
hospitals would be disappointed. Let's go over 
the top! May God bless you for all your help, 
and may He give you a deep feeling of content- 
ment, peace, and gratitude that you were able 
to do it! 

We will be planning our 1986 Birthday 
Celebration soon. The first $437,300 received 
will go to the Border Ministry, a joint mission 
of the Presbyterian Church of Mexico and the 
PCUSA. Additional gifts will assist theological 
libraries of the Reformed Church of France. 
Elizabeth McAnally, Birthday Interpreter, will 
have more information for us at a later date. 

We have given your District Chairs the latest 

information on the New Design. We are to feel 

free to make other copies, and the UPC-WOC 

Working Team has tried to "articulate a plan that 

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1985 Financial Report 
(Not Audited) 

The year 1985 was a great year financially for 
Asheville Presbytery. These figures speak for 
themselves, and in summary, the Presbytery of 
Asheville gave $412,017.92 in Budgeted Benevo- 
lences compared to a budget of $342,956. This 
is to say, that the Presbytery gave $69,061.92 or 
20% over budget. All Presbytery causes were 
funded 100%. According to the policy of 
Asheville Presbytery, the budget of a few causes 
were adjusted upward in order for these causes 
to receive all their designated benevolences. 

The people of Asheville Presbytery should in- 
deed congratulate each other and themselves in 
living such a tremendous spirit of giving! 

Respectfully submitted, 

Charles S. Moore, Treasurer 

Presbytery of Asheville 




Carol & David Chou; children Sammy & Anna 

The Joyful Rewards 
Of Sponsorship 

Citizenship! The Big Day 
Tuesday, February 10 

by Lilian Fountain, Enabler for Refugee 
Concerns 

David and Carol (their chosen American 
names) Chou, Cambodian refugees sponsored 
by the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, 
Tom and Sarah Chhay, by the Montreat Church, 
and other members of their families are sched- 
uled at this writing to be sworn in as American 
citizens. After much study and effort, they have 
reached a level of literacy and an understand- 
ing of American government that many of our 
native born citizens have not acquired. We con- 
gratulate them in their success. They have al- 
ready proven themselves, not only to be good 
citizens of the United States, but also to be beau- 
tiful Christians. 

Not all sponsorships result in such a resound- 
ing success as theirs, but many do. God did not 
call us to succeed but to obey. He commanded 
us to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the 
sick, release the captive, and welcome the stran- 
ger. We see suffering at our door and reach out 
to our own, but we tend to close our eyes to the 
devastating suffering beyond our borders that 
is beyond our comprehension. We cannot make 
a sizeable dent in such a complex problem, so 
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As God Has Loved Us 

One Great Hour 

Of Sharing 

by Ginnie Stevens, Hunger Action Enabler 

Lent is the season during which Christians are 
to take special time to reflect on what God and 
Christ suffered for the love of us. That love frees 
us from sin. It also frees us from our own fears, 
fears which make the accumulation of goods es- 
sential for ourselves as a hedge against the fu- 
ture and as a camouflage for our own feelings 
of inadequacy now. The world encourages such 
perversions. "Clothes make the man!' "You de- 
serve a break today!' and "Save for a rainy day" 
give evidence to the mania for protection and 
status we suffer. Our fears hold us hostage, mak- 
ing it impossible to offer ourselves freely to 
others who need our compassion. 

We are told in the Bible, however, that per- 
fect love casts out fear. Once we know, really 
know, God's love, our lives will be radically 
different. In fact, they will look crazy. Think of 
the craziness which led Jesus to reject all efforts 
to save himself (Peter's sword or God's power) 
in order to love us. 

I John 3:16-18 complements our beloved John 
3:16, saying "This is how we know what love is: 
Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we 
ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If 
anyone has material possessions and sees his 
brother in need but has no pity on him, how can 
the love of God be in him? Dear children, let 
us not love with words or tongue but with ac- 
tions and in truth!' 

As we observe Lent, remembering in a spe- 
cial way God's love for us, we are challenged to 
also reflect on our own lovingness. The ques- 
tions are many. Not only how much should I give 
to the one Great Hour of Sharing offering? That 
is an important one, which, of course, you must 
decide. But also, what fears bind me to money 
in the bank, missiles in the silos, and the secu- 
rity of my comfortable home? And how can I 
snuggle down deeper in the arms of God's great 
continued on page 4 



Asheville Presbytery Benevolences Financial Statements 

December, 1985 Budgeted Benevolences Year-To-Date 



PRESBYTERY CAUSES: 

General Assembly 

Synod of North Carolina 
Sub-Total 

Presbyterian Home 

Montreal-Anderson College 

Warren Wilson College 
Sub-Total 

Presbytery Committees: 
Mission Committee 
Christian Ed. Committee 
Committee on Ministry 
Committee on Candidates 
Presbytery Council 
Sub-Total 

GRAND TOTAL 

Funds for 1986 Programs 

GRAND TOTAL 



1985 

Budgeted 

Benevolences 


Year-To-Date 

1985 

Budget 


Realization 
Of Budget 

% 


$ 46,528.87 
34,000.00 


$ 45,000 
34,000 


103.4% 
100.0% 


$ 80,528.87 


$ 79,000 


101 9% 


$ 88,564.66 
31,500.00 
8,000.00 


$ 80,000 
31,500 
8,000 


110.7% 
100.0% 
100.0% 


$128,064.66 


$119,500 


107.2% 



$ 55,555.00 

7,720.00 

2,850.00 

1,200.00 

77,131.00 



$ 55,555 

7,720 

2,850 

1,200 

77,131 



100.0% 
100.0% 
100.0% 
100.0% 
100.0% 



$144,456.00 


$144,456 


100.0% 


$353,049.53 


$342,956 


102.9% 


58,968.39 


— 


— 


$412,017.92 


$342,956 


120.1% 



In addition we gave the following Non-Budgeted Benevolences: 

General Assembly: 

Christian Witness $ 8,595.67 

Easter Offering (One Great Hour) 26,004.65 

Joy Gift 22,779.49 

Hunger Fund 5,687.98 

Other (Includes all SOS Numbers) 32,118.23 



Total General Assembly 
Synod of North Carolina 
Other 
Total of Non-Budgeted Benevolences 

Total of Budgeted and Non-Budgeted Benevolences 

NOT AUDITED C.S.M. 



$ 95,186.02 

2,449.75 

1,713.25 

$ 99,349.02 

$511,366.94 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



February 1986 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1986 

March 5, 1986 — Last day to receive articles 

for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
March 11, 1986 — C.E. Committee meets, 12 

Noon, Andrews Church. 
March 13, 1986 — Mission Committee meets 

at Presbyterian Home for Children at Noon. 
March 18, 1986 — Candidates Committee 

meets, Asheville First Church, 1 p.m. 
March 20, 1986 — Committee on Ministry 

meets at Asheville First Church, 7:30 p.m. 
March 25, 1986 — Presbytery Council meets 

at Asheville First Church, 3:00 p.m. 
April 3, 1986 — Last day to receive articles for 

OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
April 5-6, 1986 — Union Theological Semi- 
nary Caravan, Asheville. 
April 12, 1986 — Asheville Presbytery meets, 

Highlands First Church. 
April 19, 1986 — Asheville Presbyterial meets, 

Waynesville First Church. 
May 5, 1986 — Last day to receive articles for 

OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
May 28-29, 1986 — Synod meets at Warren 

Wilson College. 
June 3, 1986 — Last day to receive articles for 

OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
June 3, 1986 — C.E. Committee meets at 12 

Noon, Trinity Church, Hendersonville. 
June 4, 1986 — Candidates Committee meets, 

1 p.m., Asheville First Church. 
June 5, 1986 — Mission Committee will meet 

at Presbyterian Home for Children at Noon. 
June 5, 1986 — Committee on Ministry meets 

at Asheville First Church, 7:30 p.m. 
June 8-14, 1986 — N.C. Presbyterian Women's 

Conference, Montreat. 
June 10-18, 1986 — General Assembly meets, 

Minneapolis, Minn. 
June 24, 1986 — Presbytery Council meets at 

Asheville First Church, 3:00 p.m. 
July 3, 1986 — Last day to receive articles for 

OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
July 4, 1986 — Presbytery Office closed - 

Holiday. 
July 12, 1986 — Presbytery meets, Waynesville 

First Church. 
July 13-19, 1986 — G.A. Women's Conference, 

Montreat. 
August 5, 1986 — Last day to receive articles 

for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
September 3, 1986 — Last day to receive arti- 
cles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 
September 16-17, 1986 — C.E. Committee 

Retreat, TBA. 
September 17, 1986 — Candidates Commit- 
tee meets at Asheville First Church, 1 p.m. 
September 18, 1986 — Mission Committee 

meets at Presbyterian Home for Children at 

Noon. 
September 18, 1986 — Committee on Minis- 
try meets at Asheville First Church, 7:30 p.m. 
September 30, 1986 — Presbytery Council 

meets, Asheville First Church, 3:00 p.m. 
October 14, 1986 — Asheville Presbytery will 

meet at Oak Forest Church, Asheville; regis- 
tration 8:30-9:00 a.m. 



February 1986 



Published monthly at Asheville, N.C. by the Presbytery of 
Asheville 

40 Church Street Asheville, N.C. 28801 

Rev. Charles S. Moore, Editor & Executive Presbyter 

Jayne Patton, Assistant to the Editor 

Enoch S. Blakely, Sr., Accountant 

Telephone 704-258-8143 
Subscription Price $1.00 Per Annum 

OUR MOUNTAIN WORK (USPS 4148-8000) is published 
monthly by the Presbytery of Asheville, 40 Church Street, 
Asheville, NC 28801. Second class postage paid at Asheville, 
NC POSTMASTER: Send address changes to OUR 
MOUNTAIN WORK, 40 Church St., Asheville, NC 28801. 



Memorial (&ifta 



Alexander, Margaret W. — Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Moore, 
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Prutzman, Asheville, NC 

Allen, Ruth, Hendersonville, NC — AHene F. Harberson, Mrs. 
L.A. Gossett, Sen & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. James 
E. Creekman, Mrs. L.B. McDonald, Hendersonville; Mike 
Coltrane, Concord, NC; Fitness Consultants Internation- 
al, Inc., Greensboro, NC 

Barber, Dr. Leonard, Jr., Hendersonville, NC — Allene F. 
Harberson, Hendersonville, NC 

Brown, Mrs. John L., Hendersonville, NC — Carolyn Kim- 
zey, Horse Shoe, NC 

Brown, Vernon, Camden, SC — Mr. & Mrs. James M. Gan- 
dy, Jr., Charlotte; Mr. & Mrs. H.E. Beard, Jr., Camden, SC; 
Pairs & Spares Sunday School Class, Oak Forest Presbyteri- 
an Church, Asheville, NC 

Buchanan, Mrs. Tom B., Sylva, NC — Women of Sylva Pres- 
byterian Church, Sylva, NC 

Cabe, Jack T., Canton, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Buck Smathers, 
Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, Canton, NC 

Clapsaddle, Ross, Bn son City, NC — Dr. & Mrs. MR. Ham- 
rick, Bryson City, NC 

Cole, Mr. A.I., Edneyville, NC — Sen. & Mrs. Bo Thomas, 
Hendersonville, NC 

Compton, Hazel Ray, Issaquah, Washington — Mrs. Anna 
G. Pearce, Miss Maggie Good, Julia Oates, Hendersonville, 
NC 

Coxe, Mrs. Winnie — Frances Cosgrove, Asheville, NC 

Craft, Col. Robert, Columbia, S.C — Mrs. Will F. Russell, 
Asheville, NC 

Cunningham, Edd, Bryson City, NC — Dr. & Mrs. MR. 
Hamrick, Bryson City, NC 

Dyol, Mrs. Edgar, Flat Rock, NC — Allene F. Harberson, 
Hendersonville, NC 

Easton, Miss Hazel — Ms. Elizabeth Tate, Charlotte, NC 

Fortenberry, Alex — Martha P. Coston, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph 
L. Tilley, Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Sechrist, Mr. & Mrs. F.I. White- 
head, Mr. & Mrs. C.E. Weaver, Dr. & Mrs. Reeve H. Betts, 
T.A. McCaslin, Mr. & Mrs. Ted Patton, Mr. & Mrs. Howard 
Frazier, Mr. & Mrs. S.W. Rhoades, Hila Sessons, Mrs. R.M. 
Lockwood, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Harold F. Burrage, Mr. & Mrs. 
William H. Johnson, Mrs. John C. Arrowsmith, Vera M. 
Sunday, Mr. & Mrs. A.M. Tingle, III, Mr. & Mrs. Edward 
T. Conway, Mr. & Mrs. Marvin F. Sutherland, Mrs. J.J. 
Stevenson, Elizabeth Wilson, Mrs. H.F. Kirby, Helen G. 
Maxwell, Margaret Kimzey, Dr. & Mrs. Albert Berry, Dr. 
& Mrs. William Wyatt, Asheville, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
Bassett, Fairview, NC 

Fortenberry, Alex — Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Harr, Mrs. Pat Gal- 
loway, Mr. John L. Coffey, Mr. George A. Coffey, Knox- 
ville, TN; Chapter D, PEO, Mrs. AC. Eads, Swannanoa, 
NC; Mr. & Mrs. H.J. Runnion, Fletcher, NC 

Greenwood, George A., Asheville, NC — Sam & Frances 
Hickson, Homestead, FL 

Honeycutt, Cleve L., Weaverville, NC — Bryan & Ada Shee- 
han, Weaverville, NC 

Hannah, Wingate, Waynesville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. S.W. Pryor, 
Waynesville, NC 

Hargis, Thomas, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. 
Smart, Brevard, NC 

Harrison, Claude E. & Mary H. — Claude E. Harrison, 
Arden, NC 

Hensley, Mrs. Nancy, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Talmadge Burnette, Jr., Spartanburg, S.C. 

Hollifield, Jacob C, Spruce Pine, NC — Ada H. Allison, Pis- 
gah Forest, NC 

Jackson, Mrs. Alma H., Black Mountain, NC — Norma 
Forbes, Edythe Barker, Nina Forbes, Mr. & Mrs. Belton Tay- 
lor, Frances Farlinger, Asheville, NC; Capt. R.K. Culbert- 
son, USN, Ret., Blacksburg, VA; Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. 
Kranenberg, Jenison, Michigan; Mrs. S.S. Cooley, Black 
Mountain, NC; Glenn E. & Catherine Dalton, Mrs. Helen 
Bailey, Miss Genevieve Morgan, Mr. & Mrs. Harry 1. Decker, 
Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Weeks, Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Flynn, 
Mr. & Mrs. J. Lewis Graham, Radford, VA; Thermopatch 
(Canada) Inc., St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada; Quikmark 
Transfers, Paris, Ontario, Canada; Rospatch - Narrow Fabric 
Division, Lenoir, NC; Thermopath Division, PO Box 1121, 
Syracuse, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Alan L. Dick, Comstock Park, 
MI 

Jervis, Mrs. Verlie T., Clarkslon, MI — Mr. & Mrs. P.E. Brint- 
nall, Bryson City, NC 

Johnson, Sallie L. — Leander B. Johnson, Hendersonville, 
NC 

Leardi, Mr. Samuel, Wilmington, Del. — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur 
M. Smart, Mrs. Minnie M. Allison, Brevard, NC 

Leonhardt, Arlene, Sheboygan, WI — Women of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC 

Mahns, Mrs. Jenny, Pampano Beach, FL — Sen. & Mrs. Bo 
Thomas, Hendersonville, NC 

Mauck, Dr. Robert H., Martinsville, VA — Mary Raine & 
Charlie Moore, Asheville, NC 

Matthews, Margaret Phelps, Macon, GA — Dr. D.W. Bros- 
nan, Asheville, NC 

Mauney, Mrs. H.L., Columbus, GA — Leona Turner, 
Asheville, NC 

McDowall, William D„ Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. DM. 
Illingworth, Canton, NC 

McKeown, Mrs. Eugene (Stella), Brevard, NC — Ada H. Al- 
lison, Pisgah Forest, NC; Mr. & Mrs. A.W. Cates, Brevard, 
NC; Mr. & Mrs. Dale Griffin, Boone, NC 

Mcetze, Mr. Jack D., Gaffney, SC — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. 
Smart, Brevard, NC 

Mehaffey, Mrs. A.N., Miami, FL — Mr. Leander Johnson, 
Hendersonville, NC 



Women of the Church 
continued from page 3 
can be used in different size churches with vary- 
ing needs!' They know that the proposed design 
may not include every detail. Guidelines or a 
manual can be developed if the vote is affirma- 
tive. REMEMBER that we will vote on this pro- 
posed design at our Annual Meeting. Each 
Presbytery vote shall be recorded, yes or no, on 
a ballot provided by the WOCC and your presi- 
dent will mail it to the Chair of WOCC in At- 
lanta. We have given you this information before, 
but feel that some of you might not have read it. 
It seems God is working great things in the 
life of the individual women of the Asheville 
Presbytery. You give of yourselves in so many 
things — in and with love! 

The Joyful Rewards 
continued from page 3 
we do nothing. Even though we may be "one tal- 
ent Christians" or have a "one talent church!' 
we can do something that will help change the 
life of one of God's children. 

Many refugees available for sponsorship are 
single young adults in their twenties. If your 
church is not ready to assume a full sponsor- 
ship, perhaps it (or you as an individual) would 
like to assist another church in its sponsorship. 
For information on more ways you can help, 
please write or call Lilian Fountain, PO Box 7, 
Montreat, NC 28757 — (704) 669-5803. The 
blessings far outweigh the effort. 

As we approach the Easter season and are 
reminded of the terrible torture inflicted on 
Jesus, we wish we could have been there to 
minister unto Him in His affliction. We can! For 
He said, "As you did it unto one of the least of 
these, my brethren, you did it to Me!' 

As God Has Loved 
continued from page 3 
love, so these fears will be released? Finally, how 
can I actively live out that kind of love to others? 
Jesus offered some very practical suggestions: 
feed the hungry, free the oppressed, take up a 
cross and follow him. 



Molitor, Gen. E.S., Hendersonville, NC — Allene F. Harber- 
son, Hendersonville, NC 

Myers, Robert, Denver, Colorado — Ada H. Allison, Pisgah 
Forest, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Don McKenzie, Black Mountain, 
NC; Mr. & Mrs. James O Davidson, Raymond & Marie 
Nickolson, Margaret & Cris Selle, Brevard, NC; Martha & 
Lanny McMinn, Alabaster, AL; Jane Nicholson, Boone, NC 

Olson, Dora Knapp, Hendersonville, NC — Bob & Laura Da- 
vis, Horse Shoe, NC 

Pearson, Mr. John, Horse Shoe, NC — Carolyn Kimzey, 
Horse Shoe, NC 

Penland, Joseph O., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John J. Dil- 
lingham, Enka, NC 

Plemmons, Farida, Weaverville, NC — Bryan & Ada Shee- 
han, Weaverville, NC 

Prim, John S., Charlotte, NC — Barbara C. Jones, Allene 
F. Harberson, Mr. & Mrs. John Findlay, Sen. & Mrs. Bo 
Thomas, Hendersonville, NC 

Randolph, Miss Elizabeth — Mrs. L.B. Prince, Anna L. 
Pearce, Miss Maggie Good, Sen. & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hen- 
dersonville, NC; Mr. C.C. Oates, Dana, NC; Ada H. Alli- 
son, Pisgah Forest, NC; Mattie & Isabelle Richard, 
Winston-Salem, NC; Cecile & Stuart Archibald, Tappahan- 
nock, VA; Mrs. J.R. Sandifer, Julia Oates, Gene & Jeanne 
Usher, Hendersonville, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, 
Brevard, NC 

Reavis, Robert, Statesville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Bob Z. Mer- 
rill, Asheville, NC 

Reid, Wilhemina M., Hartford, CT — Women of Sylva Pres- 
byterian Church, Sylva, NC 

Scott, Mr. James — Florence & Harry Reeves, Andrews, NC 

Semashko, Mr. Nicholas, Morehead City, NC — Sen. & Mrs. 
Bo Thomas, Mrs. Walter Pike, Hendersonville, NC 

Smithson, Sara A., N.D., N.D., Jr., Asheville, NC — Marian- 
na S. Williams 

Stewart, Elizabeth, Asheville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Timothy 
Takaro, Asheville, NC, Mr. & Mrs. Harold G. Wheeler, Dori- 
ta & Chris Wheeler, Elberton, GA; Mrs. Grady Butler, AG. 
Stewart & Agnes Stewart, N. Fort Myers, FL 

Valsi, Mrs. — Bremm & Mandy, Glenville, NC 

Walker, Roger, Waynesville, NC — Circle #2, Waynesville Pres- 
byterian Church, Waynesville, NC 

Wauchope, Mr. A. Douglas, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Ar- 
thur M. Smart, Brevard, NC 



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Our Mountain Work 

PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 



First published 
December 1910 
USPS 4U8-80 



Vol. LXXXV No. 50 



Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 



March 1986 



1986 Membership Of The 

Committees For Asheville 

Presbytery 



Presbyterian Home Board of Trustees 



Presbytery Council 



Mrs. Debbie Aiton 
Rt. 5, Box 536 
Asheville, NC 28803 

Mr. E.A. Andrews 
P.O. Box 128 

Montreat, NC 28757 

Dr. Hubert L. Clapp 
P.O. Box 365 
Swannanoa, NC 28778 

Mrs. Neena Haskins 
308 Woodland Trail 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 

Mrs. Marjorie Hickman 
30 Cedar Cliff Rd. 
Asheville, NC 28803 

Mr. Gus Kooles 
P.O. Box 817 
Enka, NC 28728 

Mr. J.R. Lewis 
17 May wood Road 
Asheville, NC 28804 

The Rev. Tyler Martin 
45 Church Street 
Franklin, NC 28734 

The Rev. Robert McGirt 
40 Church Street 
Asheville, NC 28801 

The Rev. George Moore 
P.O. Box 727 
Marshall, NC 28753 

The Rev. David L. Parks 

President 

P.O. Box 96 

Montreat, NC 287587 

Mr. Theodore E. Patton 
17 Beaverbrook Road 
Asheville, NC 28804 ' 



Mr. Yorke Pharr 
Falling Creek Camp 
P.O. Box 98 
Tuxedo, NC 28784 

Mrs. Eleanor Rawls 
Vice President 
132 Cambridge Road 
Asheville, NC 28804 

The Rev. Richard Rustay 
22 E. Shore Dr. 

Asheville, NC 28805 

The Rev. Andrew Schramm 
690 Haywood Rd. 

Asheville, NC 28806 

The Rev. William Serjak 
6 N. Central Street 
Sylva, NC 28779 

Mrs. Elizabeth Smith 
Rt. 7, Box 864 
Fairview, NC 28730 

The Rev. John David Stewart 
123 Kenilworth Road 
Asheville, NC 28803 

Mr. Bill Swift, Jr. 
P.O. Box 633 
Waynesville, NC 28786 

The Rev. James W. Taylor, Jr. 
P.O. Box 216 
Swannanoa, NC 28778 

Mr. J. Paul Teal, Jr. 
P.O. Box 114 

Asheville, NC 28812 

Mrs. Jo Waggoner 
P.O. Box 188 
Tuxedo, NC 28784 

Mr. Paul Wesley 
P.O. Box 1421 
Brevard, NC 28712 



99 

Library N. C. Collection 
Unversity of N. C. 
Chapel Hill, NC 27515 



The Rev. John G. Cook 
812 Reems Creek Road 
Weaverville, NC 28787 

The Rev. Arthur F. Fogartie 
40 Church Street 
Asheville, NC 28801 

Mrs. Neena Haskins 
308 Woodland Trail 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 

The Rev. Ira K. Kennedy 
P.O. Box 1075 
Brevard, Nc 28712 

The Rev. John C. Laughlin 
P.O. Box 8216 

Asheville, NC 28814 

The Rev. Malcolm Maccubbin 
Warren Wilson College 
701 Warren Wilson Rd. 
Swannanoa, NC 28778 

The Rev. Tyler -Martin 

Vice-Chair 

45 Church Street 

Franklin, NC 28734 

Mr. Donald C. McKenzie 

Rt. 1, Box 244 

Black Mountain, NC 28711 

Mrs. Evelyn McMullen 
900 Blythe Street 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 

Mr. Jesse Mitchell 
187 Beverly Road 
Asheville, NC 28805 

The Rev. Max H. Mitchell 

Rt. 1, Box 105 

Horse Shoe, NC 28742 



The Rev. Frederick G. Ohler 
Box 5077 

701 Warren Wilson Road 
Swannanoa,- NC 28778 

Ms. Helen Parks. 
110 Wyoming Rd. 
Asheville, NC 28803 

Mr. Frank Quinlan 

Chair 

219 White Pine Dr. 

Asheville, NC 28805 

The Rev. D.E. Renegar 
304 Dixon Dr. 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 

Mrs. Gloria Sanders 
110 Rice Street 
Brevard, NC 28712 

Mr. Williard Sessler 

15 Robinhood Rd. 
Asheville, NC 28804 

The Rev. Paul Smith 
Seventh Ave. & Grove St. 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 

Dr. Donald L. Stiens 
P.O. Box 931 

Highlands, NC 28741 

Mr. David W. Thorne 
211 Maple Street 
Brevard, NC 28712 

Dr. Harry R. White 

16 Jones Street 
Sylva, NC 28779 



Mission Committee 



The Rev. C. Duane Armistead 
462 North Main Street 
Waynesville, NC 28786 

Mr. Herbert L. Brewer 
8 Maplewood Parkway 
Asheville, NC 28804 

Mr. William Davis 
268 Royal Pines Drive 
Arden, NC 28704 

Mrs. Lilian Fountain 
P.O. Box 7 
Montreat, NC 28757 

The Rev. Gordon Gartrell 
P.O. Box 646 

Hayesville, NC 28904 

The Rev. Robert Gruber 
P.O. Box 307 

Hot Springs, NC 28743 



Mr. Allen Holt 

Vice-Chair 

Box 5245 

Warren Wilson College 

Swannanoa, NC 28778 

Mrs. Margaret Hunter 
1103 Scheppegrill Dr. 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 

The Rev. Lawrence Kline 
880 Sand Hill Road 
Asheville, NC 28806 

The Rev. Dong Kyo (Dan) Lee 
P.O. Box 9005 

Asheville, NC 28815 

Mr. Donald C. McKenzie 

Chair 

Rt. 1, Lake Eden Rd. 

Black Mountain, NC 28711 

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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



March 1986 



continued from page 1 

Mrs. Joyce McNair 
9 Pressley Court 
Asheville, NC 28805 

The Rev. William G. Neville 
P.O. Box 15698 

Asheville, NC 28813 

Mrs. Norma Price 
26 Zephyr Drive 
Asheville, NC 28806 



The Rev. Richard Shelor 

P.O. Box 66 

Black Mountain, NC 28711 

Mrs. Ginnie Stevens 
71 Woodbury Rd. 
Asheville, NC 28804 



Christian Education Committee 



Mrs. Thelma Baker 

P.O. Box 997 

Black Mountain, NC 28711 

Mrs. Meg Boozer 
Rt. 4, Box 553-A 
Franklin, NC 28734 

Mr. Arthur Brubaker 
208 Kelly Lane 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 

The Rev. Samuel W. Hale 
P.O. Box 1512 
Cullowhee, NC 28723 

The Rev. Henry Hansen 
750 Warren Wilson Road 
Swannanoa, NC 28778 

Mrs. Martha Hansen 
750 Warren Wilson Rd. 
Swannanoa, NC 28778 

The Rev. Robert Henderson 
Seventh Avenue & Grove St. 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 

Mrs. Anne Hilborn 
Rt. 2, Box 344 
Asheville, NC 28805 

Mr. Headlee Howard 
P.O. Box 9 
Alexander, NC 28701 

Ms. Eve Jackson 
108 Valley Drive 
Black Mountain, NC 28711 

Mrs. Evelyn McMullen 

Chair 

900 Blythe Street 

Hendersonville, NC 28739 



Mr. Horace Red Nolen 

107 Bidwell St. 
Franklin, NC 28734 

The Rev. Fred Ohler 
Box 5245 

Warren Wilson College 
Swannanoa, NC 28778 

The Rev. Calvin Rice 
P.O. Box Q 

Andrews, NC 28901 

Mr. Charles Sloan 

108 Tuscola Drive 
Waynesville, NC 28786 

Dr. John Stevens 
71 Woodbury Road 
Asheville, NC 28804 

The Rev. John David Stewart 

Vice-Chair 

123 Kenilworth Rd. 

Asheville, NC 28803 

Mrs. Georgette Stiens 
P.O. Box 931 
Highlands, NC 28741 

The Rev. John Stone 
P.O. Box 146 
Etowah, NC 28729 

Mrs. Janet Trostel 
P.O. Box 226 
Canton, NC 28716 

The Rev. Alan Wildsmith 
P.O. Box 667 
Murphy, NC 28906 



Committee on Ministry 



Mrs. Marion Beegle 
Vice-Chair 
P.O. Box 518 
Cullowhee, NC 28723 

The Rev. Ronald A. Botsford 
P.O. Box 548 
Highlands, NC 28741 

Mr. Rayburn Dean 
33 Briarwood Road 
Asheville, NC 28804 

The Rev. Robert Earnest 
Rt. 1, Box 105 

Montreat, NC 28757 

Mr. Joseph Gilreath 
2632 Haywood Rd. 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 

Mr. John Hickman 
30 Cedar Cliff Rd. 
Asheville, NC 28803 

The Rev. Scott B. Hilborn 
Rt. 2, Box 344 
Asheville, NC 28805 

The Rev. Ira Kennedy 

Chair 

P.O. Box 1075 

Brevard, NC, NC 28712 



Ms. Janet Kent 
375 Ox Creek Rd. 
Weaverville, NC 28787 

The Rev. Albert Kissling 
900 Blythe Street 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 

Miss June Lamb 
16 Carrier Street 
Asheville, NC 28806 

The Rev. Robert K. McGirt 
40 Church Street 
Asheville, NC 28802 

The Rev. David Nash 

Box 784 

Canton, NC 28716 

The Rev. David Parks 
P.O. Box 96 

Montreat, NC 28757 

Mr. Harry Rogers 
909 Halstead Blvd. 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 

Mr. John Schultheis 
463 Lytle Cove Road 
Swannanoa, NC 28778 



Committee on Candidates 



The Rev. John Abernethy 
P.O. Box 13 
Montreat, NC 28757 

The Rev. Ellen Dozier 

Vice-Chair 

P.O. Box 846 

Skyland, NC 28776 

Mrs. Edna Goshorn 
Rt. 1, Box 223-B 
Whittier, NC 28789 



Mrs. Maie Minnick 
126 Oakland Drive 
Black Mountain, NC 28711 

The Rev. Paul Smith 

Chair 

Seventh Avenue & Grove St.. 

Hendersonville, NC 28739 

Mr. John Sutton 
Rt. 1, Box 599 

Black Mountain, NC 28711 



Nominating Committee 



Mrs. Thelma Baker 

P.O. Box 997 

Black Mountain, NC 28711 

The Rev. Jerrold Brooks 
Vice-Chair 
P.O. Box 847 
Montreat, NC 28757 

Dr. Alfred O. Canon 
Box 81 

Montreat, NC 28757 



The Rev. John Kelley 

Chair 

P.O. Box 15073 

Asheville, NC 28813 

Mrs. Louise Lanning 
255 Edgewood Road 
Asheville, NC 28804 

Mr. Furman Robertson 
210 Morning Drive 
Waynesville, NC 28786 



Permanent Judicial Commission 



Mr. Thomas Arnold 
406 Vanderbilt Road 
Asheville, NC 28803 

Mrs. Marion Beegle 
P.O. Box 518 
Cullowhee, NC 28723 

Mr. Donald Hart 

Vice-Chair 

65 Diana Drive 

Black Mountain, NC 28711 

The Rev. Robert Henderson 

Chair 

Seventh Avenue & Grove St. 

Hendersonville, NC 28739 



The Rev. John Newton 
P.O. Box 145 
Montreat, NC 28757 

The Rev. William Serjak 
6 N. Central Street 
Sylva, NC 28779 

Mr. O.E. Starnes 
18 Church Street 
Asheville, NC 28801 



Committee on Representation 



Mrs. Frela Beck 

Chair 

Star Route, Box 24 

Cherokee, NC 28719 

Mr. Chap Beegle 
P.O. Box 518 
Cullowhee, NC 28723 

Miss Rebecca Burke 
P.O. Box 446 
Montreat, NC 28757 



The Rev. Thomas Byers 
6 Woodcrest Road 
Asheville, NC 28804 

Mr. Arthur Edington 

Vice-Chair 

180-C Rock Hill Rd. 

Asheville, NC 28803 

Mrs. Grace Munro 
100 Thomas Street 
Brevard, NC 28712 



Trustees of Asheville Presbytery 



Mr. Stephen Barden III 
114 Old Toll Road 
Asheville, NC 28804 

Mr. Mark Murray 

19 Old Chunns Cove Rd. 

Asheville, NC 28801 



Mr. Robert J. Robinson 

Chair 

29 N. Market Building 

Asheville, NC 28801 



Many members of Asheville Presbytery have served diligent- 
ly and faithfully for a number of years on the various Execu- 
tive Committees of Presbytery, and we owe them a special 
"Thank You" and recognition. Listed below are those who 
rotated off these committees, Class of 1985, and three who 
resigned for legitimate personal reasons: 

Mission Committee 



Mrs. Kathryn Brinkley 
The Rev. Kenneth Hicks 



The Rev. Albert Kissling 
Mrs. Warren Loftis 



Christian Education Committee 

The Rev. James W. Taylor Mrs. Lynn Thomas 

Committee on Ministry 

The Rev. Lindy Cannon Mr. Donald Stiens 

Mr. Louis Huber The Rev. John Kelley ('87) 

The Rev. William Serjak The Rev. Calvin Theilman ('86) 

Committee on Candidates 

Mr. Rayburn Dean 

Presbytery Council 

The Rev. Jerrold Brooks The Rev. Andrew Schramm 

Mr. P.K. Ferree The Rev. Billy F. Woods ('86) 

The Rev. Samuel Hope 

Presbyterian Home for Children 

Mrs. Gay Mitchell 

Committee on Representation 

Miss Elizabeth Morton Mr. Wally Stoneman 

Nominating Committee 

Mrs. Edna Goshorn Mrs. Naomi Turk 



Page Three 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



March 1986 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



First Church 

Hendersonville, NC 

A "New Life Celebration, " a four day 
celebration of praise and exultation for their new 
lives in Christ, is planned by members of First 
Church of Hendersonville Saturday through 
Tuesday, April 19-22. The event is similar to one 
the church held in 1980 from which many bless- 
ings have been received. 

Knox Sherer of Charlotte, a Christian layman 
and president of a private sales and service com- 
pany, heads a team of 15 or more couples from 
different parts of the Southeast who will be giv- 
ing leadership to a full schedule of worship serv- 
ices, home 'afterglow' meetings, special 
breakfasts, luncheons and dinners, and other 
programs for persons of all ages with special em- 
phasis this year on youth. 

The Reverend William H. Serjak, Pastor of 
First Church of Sylva, is the Visiting Preacher 
for the celebration and special guest perform- 
ers will conduct the music which includes a 3:00 
p.m. concert in the church sanctuary Sunday 
afternoon, April 20. 

Theme for the event is taken from II Cor. 5:17, 
"In Christ . . . behold all things become new." 
A 24 hour prayer vigil is being organized to start 
at 6:00 p.m. April 18 and already the church is 
engaged in a pray-for-one-another program in 
preparation. 

John and Marge Kniivila are co-ordinators of 
a host of volunteers from the church who are 
in charge of arrangements as well as the financ- 
ing, publicity, and scheduling. 

Members from nearby churches in the Pres- 
bytery are cordially invited to come and partic- 
ipate in the celebration either for the entire event 
or on a 'part-time' basis. In addition to the 11:00 
a.m. worship service Sunday, there will also be 
services at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Monday and 
Tuesday. 

Grace Covenant Church 

Asheville, NC 

The ordination of Kevin Gourley (former G.C. 
member), as a minister of the Word, took place 
on March 2, 1986. The congregation of the Fel- 
lowship Presbyterian Church of Florida Pres- 
bytery, in Tallahassee, called Kevin to serve them 
as Associate Pastor working especially with 
youth. Kevin has been a member of Grace Cov- 
enant Church since 1975 when he moved to 
Asheville from Atlanta with his parents Nancy 
and Everett and brothers Craig and Hunter. 

Asheville Presbytery received Kevin as a Can- 
diate for the Ministry in 1984. In his prepara- 
tion, Kevin has served the Church in many ways, 
including internships of a year in Morningside 
Presbyterian Church, Columbus, GA, and a 
summer in Bessemer, AL. Kevin also worked in 
Greenville with a program for the mentally 
retarded and spent one term of study in Haiti. 
We are thankful for Kevin and his ministry. 

Montreat-Anderson College 

Montreat, NC 

Montreat-Anderson College has announced a 
tuition equalization program that could bene- 
fit a number of students in our area. This pro- 
gram will make the cost of tuition and fees at 
M-A no more than the two state universities in 
the 11th Congressional District. 

To qualify for this plan, students must have 
a Grade Point Average of 2.75 or better and at- 
tend a high school in one of the 16 counties of 
the 11th Congressional District. The tuition 
reduction will be available to the first thirty-two 
qualified applicants. Deadline for acceptance is 
no later than May 1, 1986. Please urge students 
to apply for the tuition grant program through 
the Admissions office of the college immediately. 
Hugh Foshee is Director of Admissions 
(669-8011 Ext. 222). 



New Hope Church 

Arden, NC 

During the first three years of the life of the 
New Hope congregation, we moved from place 
to place, meeting in a community center, the fel- 
lowship hall of a Lutheran Church, a high schoo 1 
cafeteria, and back to the community center 
Now we have packed up our belongings — Bibles, 
Worship books, coffee pot, church school sup- 
plies, banner, and blanket — and moved into our 
new church home! We give thanks to God for 
the way in which He led and guided us through 
the construction of this church building. In the 
first unit, we have facilities for worship, church 
school, fellowship activities, outreach ministry, 
and office space. We rejoice in all the possibili- 
ties for ministry which are now open to us, and 
the stability of having our own home. But we 
also treasure the time in which we have "been 
on the mover learning that we can worship, 
study, minister, fellowship wherever we are. We 
hope and pray that we will continue to live as 
a pilgrim people, always open to new ways in 
which God may be leading us, looking for op- 
portunities to minister in His name, letting the 
building be for us and others a sign of God's 
presence in His world. 

Members of churches in the Presbytery are al- 
ways welcome to come and worship with us on 
Sunday morning at our 11 o'clock service, and 
to come by and visit any weekday morning. The 
building is located on Sweeten Creek Road (25A) 
in South Asheville; it is just south of the Givens 
Estates and north of Mills Gap Road. Sometime 
later in the spring or summer, we will have an 
Open House and Dedication of the building. 

West Asheville Church 

Asheville, NC 

The Spring Church Retreat is scheduled for 
April 25-27 at Banner Elk at the Holston Pres- 
bytery Camp. The Family Ministry Group is 
planning this retreat and Ann Hilborn, Direc- 
tor of Christian Education at the Riceville 
Church, where her husband Scott is minister, is 
to lead this retreat. The theme of the Retreat is 
"Building Up One Another" (Or, "On Dealing 
With Cold Pricklies" ). Moving from a number 
of scriptural passages, Anne will lead par- 
ticipants in a number of learning, large group, 
small group, and individual reflection ex- 
periences. Come join us for the learning and fun 
time. 

On May 4, the Reverend Jim Hornsby will 
speak at West Asheville Church on his work in 
Nicarauga for Habitat for Humanity. He will be 
interpreting Habitat's work there and preview- 
ing for persons what members of Asheville Pres- 
bytery's Work Project will be doing in June. Lew 
Kraus of W.A. is a member of this Work Pro- 
ject group. 

In January, MOC elected Sam Patton, Presi- 
dent; Ken Bullard, Vice President & Program 
Chairman and Will Smith as Secretary-Treasurer. 

First Presbyterian Church 

Swannanoa, NC 
Last November the First Church of Swan- 
nanoa sponsored a "Growing Through Divorce" 
seminar. As follow-up to the seminar, letters were 
sent to all the participants encouraging their at- 
tendance at a weekly meeting to further work 
on this subject. Eighteen persons met at the 
church recently to continue this important minis- 
try. The group will continue to meet each Thurs- 
day for thirteen weeks and each week they will 
study a chapter from Jim Snoke's text and dis- 
cuss their findings. This is an important outreach 
ministry of our church and open to those who 
wish to be a part. 




Women of the Church 

by Georgette Stiens, President 

"God is so good — He's so good to me!' For 
the past two years I have had all the loyal, wil- 
ing, helpful women of Asheville Presbytery 
working with me. Your response has been won- 
derful! I have found it to be a thrilling, reveal- 
ing and rewarding experience. It has been 
working together determined, responsible, lov- 
ing and laughing that have opened many doors 
of service and friendship. My grateful thanks to 
each of you. 

Women of the Church throughout the Pres- 
bytery will vote on the New Design for Pres- 
byterian Women at our annual meeting. This 
meeting will be held at Waynesville Presbyterian 
Church on Saturday, April 19. Coffee and regis- 
tration will be from 9 to 10 a.m. The meeting 
convenes at 10 a.m. Please remember to bring 
a sandwich. Beverage and dessert will be 
provided. 

Elizabeth McAnally, Asheville Presbytery's 
Birthday Interpreter, joined other presbytery 
representatives of the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.) in February at El Paso, Texas to visit 
places along the Texas-Mexico border that will 
receive grants form the Birthday Offering of the 
Women of the Church. The 1986 objective is 
"Border Ministries of the Serving Church. " She 
will share her experience with you at the annual 
meeting. Elizabeth said, "the Birthday Offering 
cause is a most appealing one, and I want all 
the women in the Presbytery to hear about it!' 
She is planning to meet with local presidents and 
EMR Chairs during lunch. 

Our Presbytery was selected to be a part of 
the Presbyterian Women Listening Program. 
With the arrival of Cedar Duaybis, this year's 
PWL experience was enlightening in many ways. 
Cedar is a warm, sensitive, loving, articulate 
woman. Those of us who participated in this 
program understand more fully the struggles of 
nations meeting the challenges in today's world. 
It was an exciting opportunity for us! 

These two years have been a real blessing in 
my life! I have discovered there are scores of peo- 
ple who truly love God and want to serve Him. 
May the Lord bless each of you as you continue 
in His service. 



In Sympathy 

Members of Asheville Presbytery wish to 
extend sincere sympathy to the Reverend 
Ellen Dozier in the death of her father, Mr. 
Arthur Dozier of Decatur, Georgia, on 
February 4, 1986. Services were held on 
February 6 in the First Presbyterian Church 
of Decatur. Ellen is pastor of the New Hope 
Church at Arden and former Associate Pas- 
tor of the Grace Covenant Church in 
Asheville. 





PH Birthdays 


4/10/74 


Dawn Williams 


4/14/74 


Larry Banner 


4/18/72 


Phillip Schuffler 


4/24/72 


Mike Moss 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



March 1986 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1986 

April 3, 1986 — Last day to receive articles for 
OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

April 5-6, 1986 — Union Theological Semi- 
nary Caravan, Asheville. 

April 12, 1986 — Asheville Presbytery meets, 
Highlands First Church. 

April 17-18, 1986 — Synod Briefing, Camp 
Caraway, Asheboro, NC 

April 19, 1986 — Asheville Presbyterial meets, 
Waynesville First Church. 

May 5, 1986 — Last day to receive articles for 
OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

May 19-23, 1986 — Seminar on Local Church 
History, Historical Foundation, Montreat, 
NC 

May 28-29, 1986 — Synod meets at Warren 
Wilson College. 

June 3, 1986 — Last day to receive articles for 
OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

June 3, 1986 — C.E. Committee meets at 12 
Noon, Trinity Church, Hendersonville. 

June 4, 1986 — Candidates Committee meets, 
1 p.m., Asheville First Church. 

June 5, 1986 — Mission Committee will meet 
at Presbyterian Home for Children at Noon. 

June 5, 1986 — Committee on Ministry meets 
at Asheville First Church, 7:30 p.m. 

June 8-14, 1986 — N.C. Presbyterian Women's 
Conference, Montreat. 

June 10-18, 1986 — General Assembly meets, 
Minneapolis, Minn. 

June 24, 1986 — Presbytery Council meets at 
Asheville First Church, 3:00 p.m. 

July 3, 1986 — Last day to receive articles for 
OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

July 4, 1986 — Presbytery Office closed - 
Holiday. 

July 12, 1986 — Presbytery meets, Waynesville 
First Church. 

July 13-19, 1986 — G.A. Women's Conference, 
Montreat. 

August 5, 1986 — Last day to receive articles 
for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

September 1, 1986 — LABOR DAY, Pres- 
bytery Office closed. 

September 3, 1986 — Last day to receive arti- 
cles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

September 16-17, 1986 — C.E. Committee 
Retreat, TBA. 

September 17, 1986 — Candidates Commit- 
tee meets at Asheville First Church, 1 p.m. 

September 18, 1986 — Mission Committee 
meets at Presbyterian Home for Children at 
Noon. 

September 18, 1986 — Committee on Minis- 
try meets at Asheville First Church, 7:30 p.m. 

September 30, 1986 — Presbytery Council 
meets, Asheville First Church, 3:00 p.m. 

October 2-4, 1986 — Face To Face, Greensboro, 
NC 

October 14, 1986 — Asheville Presbytery will 
meet at Oak Forest Church, Asheville; regis- 
tration 8:30-9:00 a.m. 



March 1986 

Published monthly at Asheville, N.C. by the Presbytery of 
Asheville 

40 Church Street Asheville, N.C. 28801 

Rev. Charles S. Moore, Editor & Executive Presbyter 

Jayne Patton, Assistant to the Editor 

Enoch S. Blakely, Sr., Accountant 

Telephone 704-258-8143 
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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK (USPS 4148-8000) is published 
monthly by the Presbytery of Asheville, 40 Church Street, 
Asheville, NC 28801. Second class postage paid at Asheville, NC. 
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to OUR MOUNTAIN 
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memorial (Stftu 



Abbitlisto, Mr. Joseph, Alpharetta, GA — Mrs. William 
Holden, Franklin, NC 

Allen, Mrs. Rulh, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John 
L. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, Hendersonville, NC 

Brown, Mary Margaret — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hen- 
dersonville, NC 

Brown, Ronald C, Asheville, NC —Mr. & Mrs. R.D. Eskridge, 
Asheville, NC 

Buchanan, Mrs. Virgie — Women of Montreat Presbyterian 
Church, Montreat, NC 

Cagle, Mr. Chester, Pisgah Forest, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Howard 
Barnes, Pisgah Forest, NC 

Case, Mrs. Ina, Hendersonville, NC — Mildred S. Reese, Hen- 
dersonville, NC 

Cole, Mrs. Lena, Bryson City, NC — Felix & Nell Potts, Bry- 
son City, NC 

Compton, Mrs. Hazel R. — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hen- 
dersonville, NC 

Earhart, Harold — Florence Reeves, Andrews, NC 

Edwards, Fred, Abington, VA — Bryan & Ada Sheehan, 
Weaverville, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Albert Tweed, Asheville, NC 

Ensley, A.L., Lake Junaluska, NC — Felix & Nell Potts, Bry- 
son City, NC 

Fisher, Mr. Eugene, Sylva, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph 
Baumgardner, Sylva, NC 

Gray, Mr. Dewey, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Don 
Stoneback, Brevard, NC 

Himes, Mr. Charles F'., Brevard, NC — Ben & Frances 
Ormand, Brevard, NC 

Honeycutt, Cleve — Gary Roberts & Betty Brigmon, Alex- 
ander, NC 

Jackson, Mrs. Alma, H., Black Mountain, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Clarence Hughes, Helen P. Withers, Mr. & Mrs. Stuart 
Wampler, Mr. & Mrs. George Burris, Mr. & Mrs. Howard 
Donnelly, Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Coalson, Circle #2 Fairlawn 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Blankenship, Mr. 
& Mrs. Howard Hylton, Bonnie & Luther Weddle, Mr. & 
Mrs. Herman L. Phillips, Mr. & Mrs. Sherman L. Phillips, 
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald H. Phillips, Circle #4 Fairlawn Pres- 
byterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. William D. McPeake, Helen 
& Jesse James, Radford, VA; Jack Kutzenco, Westfield, NJ; 
Mr. & Mrs. Harold F. Jackson, Decatur, GA; Miss Joyce 
Seeley, Corbin, KY; Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Morris, Dublin, 
VA; Mr. & Mrs. Harold Woody, Asheville, NC; Dan, Sandra, 
Melissa & Sean Sumner, Christiansburg, VA; Evelyn & 
Curtis Lawson, Corbin, KY; The William Malpass Family, 
Grand Rapids, MI; Allie Lou & Harold Patton, Black 
Mountain, NC; Mrs. Roy Olofson, Asheville, NC; Mr. & 
Mrs. J.A. Moran, Lexington, KY. 

Jervis, Verlie — Mary Alice B. Greyer, Bryson City, NC 

Jones, Mrs. Sallie — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hender- 
sonville, NC 

Kearley, Mary — Mrs. Helen R. Gray, Mr. & Mrs. R.D. 
Eskridge, Asheville, NC 

Kellersberger, Julia Lake, Melbourne Beach, FL — Mr. & Mrs. 
Alan Lewis, Highlands, NC 

Kilpatrick, Mrs. Edith, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Harry L. Rogers, Hendersonville, NC 

Lawrence, Henry J., Washington, DC — Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, Hendersonville, NC 

Logan, Mr. Earl, Spartanburg, SC — Mr. & Mrs. John H. 
Lyday, Hendersonville, NC 

Mauney, Ada — Women of Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville, NC 

McCullough, Thomas A., Hendersonville, NC — Sen. & Mrs. 
Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, NC 

McKeown, Mrs. Stella, Brevard, NC — Gene Lovely, Brevard, 
NC, Frances Bradford, Mr. & Mrs. Willis Brittain, Jean 
Childers, Mr. & Mrs. G.E. Uhler, Betty Felty, Don, Brenda, 
Allison & Stephan Monk, George & Carolyn Turner, Use 
A. Mengel, Norma T. Goldberger, Mr. & Mrs. David C. 
Ladd, Sr., Margaret Mooney, Mr. & Mrs. Don Blankinship, 
Margaret G. Davis, Today's Homemakers of Transylvania 
County, Brevard, NC; The Barnhart Family, Margaret 
Armour & Family, Columbus, OH; Bud & Jean Lee Jones, 
Norm & Judy Rodatt and Charlotte Rhinehart, Uniontown, 
OH; Mrs. Robert McClain, Rogers, Arkansas; Mr. Ralph 
Barnhart, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Mr. & Mrs. George J. 
Moore, Mr. & Mrs. Howard Barnes, Pisgah Forest, NC; Mr. 
& Mrs. G.L. Clapper, Cedar Mountain, NC; Mrs Burton 
G. Stewart, Lewisville, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Joe P. McLeod, 
Greenville, SC; Hiram Masters, Warren, OH. 

Miller, Mrs. B.A., Blackville, SC — Women of Sylva Pres- 
byterian Church, Evening Circle of Sylva Presbyterian 
Church, Sylva, NC 

Millsaps, Opie — Women of Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville, NC 

Moody, Mrs. E.H. — Mr. & Mrs. P.R. Bennett, Bryson City, 
NC 

Morris, Mr. William H., Asheville, NC — Mrs. Corbett 
Alexander, Swannanoa, NC 

Nanney, Mr. E.F., Hendersonville, NC — Sen. & Mrs. Bo 
Thomas, Hendersonville, NC 

Olsen, Mr. I.T., Hendersonville, NC — Sen. & Mrs. Bo 
Thomas, Hendersonville, NC 

Patterson, Mary Virginia Rogcro, Beaufort, SC — Mrs. W.B. 
Burgess, Black Mountain, NC 

Perry, Mr. Willis L., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Frank 
Todd, Jr., Hendersonville, NC 

Prim, John S., Charlotte, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 
Hendersonville, NC 

Queen, F.M., Jr., Blountsville, TN — Roy & Frances Deitz, 
Canton, NC 

Radford, Elizabeth, Asheville, NC — Marguerite B. White, 
Asheville, NC 



Randolph, Miss Elizabeth — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 
Hendersonville, NC 

Reese, Mrs. Alyce P., Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. Alma S. 
Pike, Hendersonville, NC 

Richardson, George O. — Grace Gilreoth, Horse Shoe, NC 

Stevens, Sam — Women of Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville, NC 

Stewart, Elizabeth, Asheville, NC — Women of Kenilworth 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC 

Semashko, Nicholas, Jr., Morehead City, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC 

Terrell, Mrs. Helen — Edith Hyatt, Whittier, NC 

Wauchope, Mr. A. Douglas, Brevard, NC — Ben and Frances 
Ormand, Brevard, NC 

Whitmire, Mrs. Boyce A., Hendersonville, NC — Sen. & Mrs. 
Bo Thomas, Dr. & Mrs. Corbin O. Williams, Powers Eng- 
lish, Nancy & Buddy Dotson, Hendersonville, NC 

Wilson, Mrs. Mullie B. — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Mr. 
& Mrs. C.R. Rouse, Hendersonville, NC 

Wise, Anna C, Asheville, NC — Jimmie Deane, Luther, & 
Wayne & Edward Parris, Candler, NC 

Wiseman, Mrs. Cathryn, Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. L.B. 
Prince, Hendersonville, NC, Lula Burrell, Tryon, NC; Kate 
C. Boxter, Hendersonville, NC, Mrs. Claude Miller, Mildred 
S. Reese, Virginia W. Harrell, Hendersonville, NC; Mr. & 
Mrs. E.F. Camenzind, Brevard, NC; Jeanette J. Byers, Na- 
ples, NC. 



Resource Center 
Notes 

by Cary McMullen 

Are you trying to revive a flagging adult 
education program in your church? The 
Asheville Presbytery Resource Center re- 
cently received samples of two extensive and 
challenging studies specifically for adults 
from the Shekinah Foundation in Indi- 
anapolis. The Divine Drama is "a visual- 
verbal presentation of the basic narrative 
and teachings of the Christian faith!' Cross- 
ways! is "a survey course of the narrative 
and major themes of the Old and New 
Testaments!' The Resource Center has a 
sample of the lesson book and leader's 
manual for each study, plus a book in- 
troducing the series and telling about the 
Shekinah Foundation. Warning: these 
studies take one to two years to complete; 
they are only for those serious about adult 
Christian education. 

A major element of the New Age Dawn- 
ing evangelism effort is The Covenant for 
Caring Program. The Resource Center has 
just received a kit describing this program 
which includes brochures and a 17-minute 
videotape. This kit may be checked out by 
any interested congregation. (You can even 
check out the presbytery's VCR to show the 
tape.) 

Summer's almost here! Samples of 
CE:SA's summer curriculum should arrive 
around mid-April. Feel free to drop by and 
examine it so you can get your order in 
early. 

Don't forget our catalog and check-out 
by mail. The Resource Center now has a 
catalog of its available print and audio- 
vidual materials and equipment. If your 
church somehow missed acquiring one, it's 
free for the asking through the presbytery 
office. Also, all print and audio-visual 
materials may be checked out through the 
mail. A call or letter to the Resource Cen- 
ter (same phone and address as the pres- 
bytery office) specifying the resource you 
want will result in it being sent promptly. 
(You pay the return postage.) 

Resource Center open — Tuesdays & 
Fridays - 9:30-5:00. 



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PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 



Vol. LXXXV No. 51 



Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 



C2&r 

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First published 
December 1910 
USPS 4148-80 



April 1986 



Warren Wilson College 
Names New President 




The successor to retiring president Reuben A. Holden will 
be Dr. John J. Carey of Florida State University. The appoint- 
ment of Dr. Carey, a former vice-president of Florida State who 
is now professor and director of graduate studies in religion, 
was approved by the Board of Trustees. 

The fifty-four year old educator and theologian — known 
at FSU as "Big J" no doubt as much for his warmth and hu- 
mor as his tall, robust appearance — has a wide range of 
achievements which will serve him well in his new role as chief 
executive at Warren Wilson. 

Dr. Carey, an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.) and a widely published author, is married to attorney 
Mary Charlotte McCall, who is in private practice and serves 
as an elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Tallahassee. 

Dr. Carey said he looked forward to working closely with Ben 
— "after all, he signed my diploma!" This was in reference to 
his master's degree from Yale University, where Dr. Holden 
served before coming to WW. Carey had begun his academic 
career on an athletic scholarship at Duke University, where he 
received the A.B. and Ph.D. in history and philosophy. He 
received the B.D. and S.T.M. degrees from Yale. 

Dr. Carey and his wife and their two teenaged daughters will 
move to the Warren Wilson campus in Swannanoa in July. 



Men of Asheville 
Presbytery Spring Rally 

The Spring Rally of the Men of Asheville Presbytery will be 
held at the Franklin Presbyterian Church, Thursday, May 8. 
The Men of the Franklin Church are pleased to welcome the 
group to a newly remodeled fellowship hall where supper will 
be served at 6 p.m. 

The guest speaker, from Stone Mountain, Georgia, will tell 
about the miracle that has been worked in his life and brief 
remarks will be made by Mr. Donald C. McKenzie, Director 
of the Presbyterian Home, and the Reverend Tyler Martin, host 
pastor. 

A program of musical entertainment will be the highlight of 
the event. All men of Asheville Presbytery, and guests, are 
welcome. 

Camp Grier Open for 
Asheville Presbytery Youth 

A Christian camping experience for boys and girls from 
Asheville Presbytery is now available at Camp Grier, operated 
and owned by the Presbyteries of Concord and Mecklenburg, 
located in the mountains near Old Fort, NC. 

The facilities offer an atmosphere conducive to spiritual 
growth and appreciation for the beauty of God's Creation. The 
Rev. Albert D. Shaw, known affectionately by young and old 
alike as "Bart," is the dynamic Camp Director. 

The camp has special periods (June 15-Aug. 8) for: 
Rising Sun Camps - for third graders 

(3 day period) 
Cherokee Camps - for fourth, fifth and sixth graders 

(5 day period) 
Pioneer Camps - for seventh, eighth, and ninth graders 

(5 day period) 
High Adventure Camps - for senior hi's - ninth through 
twelfth graders 
(5 day period) 
"Canoeing - Sailing - Biking Trips" 
A WIDE VARIETY FOR EVERY AGE!! 
Contact your local church office or person in charge of your 
youth program for a camp folder today, or contact the Pres- 
bytery Office, 40 Church Street, Asheville, NC, 28801; tel. 
704-258-8143. The Presbytery's Christian Education Commit- 
tee helps to subsidize each person attending. 



From: 

Presbytery of Asheville 



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Library N. C. Collection 
Unversity of N. C. 
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SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

meets at 
WARREN WILSON COLLEGE 

May 28-29, 1986 

Within the bounds of 

Asheville Presbytery 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.) 

meets at 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 

June 10-18, 1986 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Ja April 1986 



New Plan of Benefits 

The Board of Pensions and the Board of An- 
nuities and Relief held a combined meeting here 
Feb. 19-21 and adopted the new plan of benefits 
for the denomination. The plan, which includes 
pensions, retirement and medical benefits, now 
goes to the 198th General Assembly in Min- 
neapolis for consideration by the church. 

The two boards have worked on the plan for 
over three years and have held many regional 
hearings throughout the church explaining the 
plan to the denomination. 

The two boards also adopted an assistance 
and home program. This includes the former 
ministerial relief program of the former Pres- 
byterian Church U.S. and the assistance and 
home program of the former United Presbyteri- 
an USA church. 

They also passed the resolutions to the Gener- 
al Assembly which will enable the plan to be 
adopted. Goal is for the new plan to be in ef- 
fect by Jan. 1, 1987. The plan of reunion did not 
set a goal for the effective date of the combined 
plans. 

The former old plans of the two denomina- 
tions are merged into the new plan. Retirement 
credits built up under former plans are valid in 
the new plan. Benefits are preserved under one 
program and one board. The new programs are 
predicated on the continuation of the offerings, 
both Joy Gift and Christmas offerings. Pension 
benefits are contractural in nature and cannot 
be used to fund the assistance or medical pro- 
grams. These offerings have been approved for 
this year and 1987. 

The board also recommended apportionments 
and good experience credits in a manner of 
evaluation that will make them comparable 
when they merge. They will then be called ex- 
perience apportionments. 

The Board of Annuities and Relief recom- 
mended 6% credit to Ministerial Annuity Fund 
and 4% to Employees Annuity Fund and the 
Board of Pensions recommended 9% on appor- 
tionments. These become effective July 1, 1986 
based on retirement credits as of Dec. 31, 1985. 
The final assets of Dec. 31, 1986 will be evalu- 
ated for a final experience apportionment which 
will make the two plans comparable. 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



Glory Ridge 

There's a pearl of great value to be discovered 
here in Asheville Presbytery. It's called Glory 
Ridge. It is a rustic facility in Madison County 
that can be used by the people of Asheville Pres- 
bytery year-round. Primarily designed for work 
camps and retreats, there is a full schedule of 
summer opportunities for youth camps (6 year 
olds and up) as well. 

Groups come from across the nation to share 
in the blessings of this "Vineyard for the Lord." 
You can plan to come for an evening, a whole 
day, a weekend, or whatever. Thirty minutes 
from Asheville, it's an ideal place above the 
French Broad River for pastors, sessions, dea- 
con boards, women's or men's groups, youth 
groups, etc. One more thing! In over ten years 
of serving God, Glory Ridge has never charged 
anyone to use its facilities. Of course, we've never 
refused a donation either! Bring a tent, camp- 
er, use a cabin, or plan to sleep under the stars. 

For more information, you can call George 
Moore (1-649-2182 Home or 1-649-3622 
Church/mornings) or Mattie Mashburn 
(1-649-2796). 



Bryson City 
Presbyterian Church 

Bryson City, NC 

Attending the twenty-second annual Missions 
Conference, held in Gatlinburg, February 7-9, 
were: Wendy Trehern, Josh Stevenson, Alice and 
Jim Ashley, Jo Stevenson and Frela Beck of the 
Bryson City Church. 

These attending felt spiritually enriched and 
had an enjoyable time together. Highlights were: 
Seeing Ken Hicks briefly; the music ministries 
of Scott Roley and Arlene Dudley; hearing from 
missionaries from Zaire and Bangladesh: join- 
ing with 700 other youth, "Journeying inward" 
then "Journeying outward" through seminars, 
speakers, and skits; learning that youth can par- 
ticipate in work camps, exchange programs, 
summer youth ministries, or can be a "disciple" 
in his/her own community; viewing missionaries 
as not only evangelists but doing the Lord's work 
in areas of health care, agriculture, and educa- 
tion; learning we can all help through financial 
support, projects such as White Cross, letters of 
encouragement, and especially prayer. 

Youth leaders were encouraged in their work 
and urged not to be discouraged by small num- 
bers of youth — that a core group of "quality 
youth" was a worthy objective. Bryson City 
Church is proud of its "quality youth"!! 



Brevard-Davidson 
River Church 

Brevard, NC 

The Right Reverend Dr. David Smith, Moder- 
ator of the General Assembly of the Church of 
Scotland, spoke at the two Sunday morning wor- 
ship services, March 23, and again in the eve- 
ning on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, March 
23, 24, and 25. Dr. Smith was at the Brevard 
Church as exchange pastor in 1958 and again in 
1961 as guest speaker in evangelistic services. 

The office of Moderator is the highest honor 
the Church of Scotland can bestow on a minis- 
ter. In rank and precedence, the Moderator 
comes next to the Lord Chancellor of Great Brit- 
ain and before the Prime Minister and the 
Dukes. 

Dr. Smith was educated at Monkton Combe 
School, Bath, Peebles High School, and Edin- 
burg and St. Andrews Universities. 

Dr. Smith is at heart a parish minister who 
believes that the essential work of the church is 
carried on among the people — in the homes 
where they live and the places where they work. 



First Presbyterian Church 

Swannanoa, NC 

A new film series by Dr. and Mrs. James C. 
Dobson, entitled "Turn Your Heart Toward 
Home, " will be shown at 360 Bee Tree Road, 
Swannanoa, April 6 through May 11 at 7:00 p.m. 
There are six parts in this series. Dr. Dobson por- 
trays the pressures todays' parents are suscepti- 
ble to. He reminds them of society's slide toward 
humanism and the undermining influences of 
radio, television, films and the press, which can 
only be counterbalanced by a loving home where 
Christian values are instilled at an early age. Dr. 
Dobson urges individuals to get involved and re- 
turn to the traditional values upon which fami- 
lies are best created and nurtured. Parents, come 
join us and view this inspiring film. Call Shari 
Howell at 686-3140 for more information. 



Cullowhee Presbyterian 
Church 

Cullowhee, NC 

Sixteen Senior Highs and advisors went to the 
Gatlinburg Missions Conference in Gatlinburg 
and had a good time as well as learning new 
things about Mission. Thirteen Junior Highs and 
three advisors attended the "Lock-In" at the 
Black Mountain Church. The theme was Peace 
and banners were made by many of the youth 
attending. These banners will be rotated from 
church to church until each banner made has 
hung in each of the churches represented. 

The Cullowhee Women hosted Cedar Quay- 
bis, a Palestinian woman from the West Bank. 
She came through the Presbyterian Women 
Listening Program. Many of the congregation 
heard her speak and she visited a Fairview 
School classroom where students were studying 
about Israel. Students and college personnel also 
had the opportunity to meet with her as well as 
many of the Women of the Church District. It 
was good to learn of the Middle East from a 
different perspective than we've had before, and 
she was such a delightful human being. The 
word Palestinian certainly has taken on a new 
meaning, and the personal freedom we so often 
take for granted has perhaps become a little 
dearer to each who met her. 



Riceville Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, NC 

Easter Season events were especially meaning- 
ful for the members of the Riceville Presbyteri- 
an Church. A Palm Sunday breakfast was given 
by the Men of the Church. The Riceville Church 
met with the Bethel Methodist Church for a 
Maundy Thursday Communion Service. The 
Rev. Scott Hilborn of the Riceville Church 
preached the sermon entitled, "Humiliation." 
On Good Friday, the sanctuary was open for 
prayer and worship. 

The four churches on Riceville Road joined 
together at 6:30 on Easter morning at the Berea 
Baptist Cemetery to celebrate our Lord's resur- 
rection. The Rev. Kenneth Ridings of Grassy 
Branch Baptist Church gave the Easter message. 
A choir, assembled from all four churches, sang 
and instrumental music was given by the Bethel 
Methodist youth. It was a glorious Resurrection 
Day! 



Grace Covenant 
Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, NC 

Grace Covenant Church will enjoy and host 
the sixty-five voice youth choir of Oak Cliff 
Presbyterian Church of Dallas, Texas, on Friday 
evening, June 20, as they pass through our area 
on their 29th successive annual tour. 

It is an event to be eagerly anticipated and also 
an event to which the public is invited. Plan to 
come join us! There is no charge for the per- 
formance of this Westminster Youth Choir. 



PH Birthdays 



5/10/79 

5/29/75 



Bryon Keener 
Leslie Garrison 



Page Three 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



April 1986 




Women of the Church 

by Georgette Stiens, President 

It is with a heart full of love and with grati- 
tude and praise to God for His guidance in all 
things we have done as Women of the Church 
that this report is made. Under the direction and 
leadership of faithful, dedicated officers and 
committee chairs, the whole program of Wom- 
en's Work has been completed. 

It has been an exciting year! The Seventy- 
Ninth Annual Meeting was held at the Black 
Mountain Presbyterian Church. One hundred 
and eighty (180) women attended. Featured at 
this meeting was a design for a new organiza- 
tion of women in the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.). Time was scheduled to discuss the new 
design, its name and purpose. One hundred 
eighty response sheets were sent to the Working 
Team where they were reviewed. The final draft 
of the proposal will be voted on in April, 1986 
by the United Presbyterian Women and the 
Women of the Church. The design will go to the 
General Assembly in 1987. 

Our women are committed to leadership de- 
velopment. Women from our Presbytery received 
training at the Joys in Leadership Conference 
in March, the North Carolina Presbyterian 
Women's Conference in June, a representative 
attended the Committee on Racial Ethnic Leader 
Development Event in Atlanta in November, and 
our own Fall Training Day in October at the 
Hendersonville First Church. Each person who 
participated in the program knew her subject 
well. We were very much aware of their ability 
and dedication. How fortunate we are to have 
these leaders in our orgainzation. One hundred 
seventy-eight (178) women attended this meeting. 

The eighty (80) women who attended the 
W.O.C. Fall Retreat November 1-2 at William 
Black Lodge enjoyed a time of spiritual renew- 
al, fellowship and fun. Patti Houck Sprinkle was 
our principal speaker. She spoke to us about 
"Bearing Fruits as Christians" and urged us to 
"go forth from the retreat and bear fruit." 

Outreach programs include White Cross, 
Birthday Objective, Joy Gift, Mission Court, 
Least Coin Fellowship, Church Women United, 
Presbyterian Home for Children and Montreat- 
Anderson College. A scholarship was given to 
a college student this year. 

Our women are active participants in the to- 
tal life of the church. Many serve as elders, dea- 
cons and on committees. At the community level 
they work with other churches and organizations 
wherever there is a need. 

This year's Women's Bible Study focuses on 
the Apostles' Creed, its biblical roots and its 
message for us today. 

We are excited about, and are participating in, 
the Presbyterian Women Listening program. It 
is an opportunity to join with Christian women 
from overseas in an experience of interpersonal 
dialogue and inquiry and to listen to their wit- 
ness. In February, we will welcome a woman 
from Palestine. Mrs. Duaybis speaks in articu- 
late English, is a teacher, and is married to an 
Anglican Priest from Jordan. They have two 
daughters and two sons. "She is excited about 
meeting with American church folk." 

What we have accomplished this year is the 
result of God's goodness to us. As individuals, 




Courage and 
Determination 



Work Team Planned 

by Ginnie Stevens, Hunger Action Enabler 

Becoming involved in the lives of poor peo- 
ple (or those of any other marginalized persons) 
almost always results in new vision and under- 
standings about the world and God's kingdom 
and our place in both. And most often, the peo- 
ple who get involved carry their insights and en- 
thusiasm into their own congregations. It is 
terribly sad that many Christians miss this op- 
portunity, all the while lamenting their own 
spiritual dryness and the seeming lack of wit- 
ness of the Church. 

So-o-o, the Presbytery Hunger Task Force is 
delighted to see that the team to go and work 
with the Hornsby's at the Habitat for Humani- 
ty project in Chinendega, Nicaragua is sched- 
uled for June 14-28. Members from ten 
presbytery congregations will be participating. 

We want to encourage ALL of you to become 
involved. Donations of medicines, medical and 
school supplies, tools and sewing supplies are 
needed. Of course, money to help sponsor the 
team and the project are welcomed also. A let- 
ter with the specifics was sent to your pastor and 
Hunger Action Persons last month. Please find 
out more from them or call me at 258-8220. Talk 
to your Sunday School class, youth group, wom- 
en's or men's group. The team is going as a wit- 
ness to Jesus Christ in a troubled land. So also 
remember to pray for them and their witness. 

Finally everyone is invited to hear Jim and 
Sarah Hornsby tell about their lives, work and 
testimony on MAY 4, 3:00 p.m., WEST 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 
690 Haywood Rd. They will be here for a few 
days in April and early May and have said they 
are really excited about being with us. 



we shall continue to do God's work and will- 
ingly accept the tasks to which He calls us. As 
Women of the Church, we thank Him for this 
fruitful year — and I would like to urge all wom- 
en to serve our Lord in leadership positions 
wherever and whenever the opportunity presents 
itself. These are exciting times! It is a rewarding 
experience! 

INFORMATION FROM ANNUAL REPORTS 
OF LOCAL PRESIDENTS 

Total number of women in the church - 3,000 

Total number of women in Circles - 1,800 

Elders - 99 

Deacons - 42 

Sessional Committees - 266 

Women working full time - 605 

Our treasurer reports the following 
dispursements: 

Birthday Offering - $5,324.86 

Presbyterian Home (Child Support - special 
projects - scholarship) - 5,027.75 

Special Projects - 1,224.00 

Montreat-Anderson College - 330.00 




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Fiki Mpofu, three-year-old 
daughter of Tabby Mpofu. 



Tabby Mpofu is a refugee from Zimbabwe, liv- 
ing here in Asheville with her three children, ages 
three, five and eight. She was sponsored through 
our PC (U.S.A.) office in Atlanta, just one year 
ago, and has shown tremendous courage and de- 
termination. Tabby said, "It was very hard to 
leave home. I was tortured in Zimbabwe and felt 
that my life was threatened. I have seen people 
who had their ears, lips, and nose cut off. I 
would not be alive today if I had stayed. I could 
not have come if you had not sponsored me." 

Tabby studied very hard upon arrival and soon 
obtained her G.E.D (high school equivalency de- 
gree), so she could enter A. B. Tech, where she 
is pursuing a business administration course. She 
is an example of unwavering resolution as she 
works toward her degree in June of 1987, at 
which time she will become self-sufficient. 
Meanwhile, she is living very frugally, realizing 
the importance of an education for her future 
and that of her three little girls. 

Since she has been in our country for a year, 
she is eligible to upgrade her refugee status to 
Permanent Residence Status through the Im- 
migration Department and is working on her 
papers at this time. In four more years, she can 
apply for U.S. citizenship. Someone with this 
much courage and determination will likely 
make an outstanding citizen. But for now, these 
are hard times of adjustment and struggle for 
Tabby. Let us remember to pray for her. 

There are other refugees who are suffering. 
They cannot come to our country unless they 
have a sponsor. Will your church respond to 
their cry? 

Lilian Fountain 

Refugee Sponsorship Developer 
Asheville Presbytery 
669-5803, P. O. Box 7 
Montreat, NC 28757 



April 1986 

Published monthly at Asheville, N.C. by the Presbytery of Asheville 

40 Church Street Asheville, N.C. 28801 

Rev. Charles S. Moore, Editor & Executive Presbyter 

Jayne Patton, Assistant to the Editor 

Enoch S. Blakely, Sr., Accountant 

Telephone 704-258-8143 
Subscription Price $1.00 Per Annum 

OUR MOUNTAIN WORK (USPS 4148-8000) is published monthly 
by the Presbytery of Asheville, 40 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801. 
Second class postage paid at Asheville, NC. POSTMASTER: Send 
address changes to OUR MOUNTAIN WORK, 40 Church St., 
Asheville, NC 28801. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



April 1986 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1986 

May 5, 1986 — Last day to receive articles for 
OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

May 19-23, 1986 — Seminar on Local Church 
History, Historical Foundation, Montreat, 
NC 

May 28-29, 1986 — Synod meets at Warren 
Wilson College. 

June 3, 1986 — Last day to receive articles for 
OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

June 3, 1986 — C.E. Committee meets at 12 
Noon, Trinity Church, Hendersonville. 

June 4, 1986 — Candidates Committee meets, 
1 p.m., Asheville First Church. 

June 5, 1986 — Mission Committee will meet 
at Presbyterian Home for Children at Noon. 

June 5, 1986 — Committee on Ministry meets 
at Asheville First Church, 7:30 p.m. 

June 8-14, 1986 — N.C. Presbyterian Women's 
Conference, Montreat. 

June 10-18, 1986 — General Assembly meets, 
Minneapolis, Minn. 

June 24, 1986 — Presbytery Council meets at 
Asheville First Church, 7:30 p.m. 

July 3, 1986 — Last day to receive articles for 
OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

July 4, 1986 — Presbytery Office closed - 
Holiday. 

July 12, 1986 — Presbytery meets, Waynesville 
First Church; Registration 8:30-9:00 a.m. 

July 13-19, 1986 — G.A. Women's Conference, 
Montreat. 

August 5, 1986 — Last day to receive articles 
for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

September 1, 1986 — LABOR DAY, Pres- 
bytery Office closed. 

September 3, 1986 — Last day to receive arti- 
cles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

September 16-17, 1986 — C.E. Committee 
Retreat, TBA. 

September 17, 1986 — Candidates Commit- 
tee meets at Asheville First Church, 1 p.m. 

September 18, 1986 — Mission Committee 
meets at Presbyterian Home for Children at 
Noon. 

September 18, 1986 — Committee on Minis- 
try meets at Asheville First Church, 7:30 p.m. 

September 30, 1986 — Presbytery Council 
meets, Asheville First Church, 3:00 p.m. 

October 2-4, 1986 — Face To Face, Greensboro, 
NC 

October 14, 1986 — Asheville Presbytery will 
meet at Oak Forest Church, Asheville; regis- 
tration 8:30-9:00 a.m. 



cmartal (Sifts 



APRIL 1986 

Memorial Gift for The 

Presbylerian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Note: If your gift is a LIVING memorial (i.e., Birthday, Anniversary, 
etc.) give details for acknowledgement. 
Send acknowledgement to 



correct name for mail, please 



Address 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name _ 
Donor's Address 



Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 

Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, Rt. 1, Box 244, 

Black Mountain, NC 28711 

(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient 

information is given in blanks above.) Telephone: (704) 686-3666. 



Anderson, Edward S. — Mrs. Isabel W. Duff, Henderson- 
ville, NC 

Barker, Little Miss "Mick," Taylors, SC — Virginia & Odell 
Vaughn, Hayesville, NC 

Baxter, Mr. W.A., Hendersonville, NC — Sen. & Mrs. Bo 
Thomas, Hendersonville, NC 

Bolton, Ronald "Bo," Franklin, NC — Mrs. William Holden, 
Franklin, NC 

Boone, Mr. Vestal, Barnardsville, NC — Mountain Valley 
United Methodist Church, M. Viola D. Robinson, Barnards- 
ville, NC 

Borland, CO., Hendersonville, NC — P.H. Waggoner, Hen- 
dersonville, NC 

Brosnan, D.W., Asheville, NC — Patricia & Bernard Wingeter, 
South Orange, NY 

Brown, Mrs. Clifford, Clyde, NC — Mrs. Guy Brookshire, 
Mrs. George A. Greenwood, Asheville, NC 

Buchanan, Mrs. Virgie — Business Womans Club of Mon- 
treat Presbyterian Church, Montreat, NC 

Carland, Levada, Mills River, NC — Mr. & Mrs. RW. Reagan, 
Asheville, NC 

Clayton, Dr. Eugene C, Asheville, NC — Mrs. George A. 
Greenwood, Mrs. Guy Brookshire, Asheville, NC 

Corkill, Mrs. William McCoy — Circle 3 First Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville, NC 

Davis, Margaret Garland, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Walker 
Millner, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Gustafson, Mr. & Mrs. James 
O. Davidson, Willis & Dee Brittain & Family, Mr. & Mrs. 
Walter L. Cantrell, Mr. & Mrs. William G. Miller, Claire 
Richards & Jackie Richards, Brevard, NC; College Foun- 
dation, Inc., Raleigh, NC; Mrs. Walter F Hart, Sr., Clara 
B. Bryson, Mr. & Mrs. J.T. Blackwell, Brevard, NC; Nancy 
& Haines Davis, Rebecca J. Murry, Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. 
Dahle, Raleigh, NC; Unitarian Universalist Church of 
Asheville, Asheville, NC; Ada H. Allison, Pisgah Forest, 
NC; Mr. & Mrs. G.L. Clapper, Cedar Mountain, NC; RW. 
& Joyce Brittain, Dubuque, Iowa; Rosa S. Boatwright, Sum- 
merville, SC; Mr. & Mrs. James McClure Clarke, Fairview, 
NC; Dr. James P. Deavor, Charleston, SC; Ann & Ed 
McCormick, Lillington, NC 

Davis, Scott, Snellville, GA — Mrs. Earl S. Gray, Asheville, 
NC 

Draehe, Frances, Jacksonville, FL — Mr. & Mrs. John H. 
Lyday, Hendersonville, NC 

Epps, Charles, Houston, Texas — Mr. & Mrs. John Thomas, 
Brevard, NC 

Francis, Herman, Waynesville, NC — Jack and Nellie 
McCracken, Waynesville, NC 

Hall, Robert, Waynesville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Don Eudy, 
Waynesville, NC 

Hampton, Nimmo Geisler, Sylva, NC — Felix & Nell Potts, 
Vernon & Evelyn McHan, Bryson City, NC 

Hannah, Wingate, Waynesville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Don Eudy, 
Waynesville, NC 

Hayes, Mrs. Famine Felmet — Dr. Charles L. Newland, 
Brevard, NC 

Hicklin, Mrs. Frank, Chester, SC — WC. Hicklin & Children, 
Arden, NC 

Huckaby, L.O., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Carson Heiner, 
Streetsboro, OH 

Hughey, J.C, Asheville, NC — Mrs. Edgar Isley, Bart & Ruth 
Munsey, Kingsport, TN 

Jackson, Mrs. Alma H., Black Mountain, NC — First Shift 
Cut & Fold Dept. Rospath Label Division, Grand Rapids, 
MI; Mr. & Mrs. Jack Van Loo, Jim Defoe, Gale Wisner, 
Anne Denton, Mr. & Mrs. David Snyder, Dick & Carol 
Farrer, Tom & Sandy Frakie, Grand Rapids, MI; Mr. & Mrs. 
John W. Donnelly, Buster, Sandy, Sheri, Lori & Amy Weeks, 
Radford, VA; Choir Members of Jefferstown Presbyterian 
Church, Jefferstown, KY 

Jackson, Mrs. Glover, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. James A. 
Wagoner, Brevard, NC 

Johnson, Mrs. Lois, Decatur, GA — Mrs. Arnold Phillips, 
Asheville, NC; Evelyn W. Mann, Graham, NC 

Kearley, Mrs. Mary, Asheville, NC — Mrs. Sara S. Capps, 
Asheville, NC 

Leardi, Mr. Samuel, Wilmington, Del. — Mr. & Mrs. Alfred 
Galloway, Brevard, NC 

Lee, William, Winnsboro, SC — Mr. & Mrs. Harry Shotwell, 
Asheville, NC 

Lovely, Mae, La Follette, TN — Mr. & Mrs. Walker Millner, 
Brevard, NC 

McCarter, Mrs. Henery — Mr. & Mrs. H.J. Runnion, Fletch- 
er, NC 

McKeown, Mrs. Stella, Brevard, NC — Ray Fisher, Ben & 
Frances Ormand, Mr. & Mrs. Jim Heglar, Mr. & Mrs. Alfred 
Galloway, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, Mr. & Mrs. Walker 
Millner, Brevard, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Robert Howe, Friday Har- 
bor, WA; Dr. and Mrs. Milton V Massey, Brevard, NC 

Miller, Mrs. Ray, Waynesville, NC — Minnie S. Robinson, 
Waynesville, NC 

Myers, Robert Eugene, Denver, Col. — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur 
M. Smart, Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Galloway, Brevard, NC 

Olson, Harold, Doravillc, GA — Fran Sayre, Asheville, NC 

Parker, Mr. Nolan, Aiken, SC — Mrs. Sara S. Capps, 
Asheville, NC 

Pruette, Mrs. Elizabeth — Miss Leona Turner, Asheville, NC 

Roth, Mr. Page, Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. Gladys K. 
Pursley, Hendersonville, NC; Mrs. Frances K. Wyrick, 
Greensboro, NC; Mr. W. Lawrence Butler, Hendersonville, 
NC 

Singleton, Gary, Canton, NC — Jack & Nellie McCracken, 
Waynesville, NC; Roy & Frances Deitz, Canton, NC 

Shuford, Dr. EX., Arden, NC — W.C. Hicklin, Bill Hicklin 
& Mary Ann Hicklin, Arden, NC 



Tatum, Mrs. Carrie, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. 
Smart, Brevard, NC 

Terrell, Mrs. Helen T, Waynesville, NC — Roy & Frances 
Deitz, Canton, NC; Mrs. S.C. Ledford, Mrs. David Peek, 
Mrs. Johnny Brackett, Mr. & Mrs. Carroll Pressley, Way- 
nesville, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Hollis Layman, Canton, NC 

Tew, Mr. Charles W., Jr., Durham, NC — Anna Lindsay 
Pearce, Maggie Good & Clifford C. Clifton 

Tilson, Mrs. Sara, Brevard, NC — Ben & Frances Ormand, 
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, Brevard, NC 

Totherow, Flossie Deitz, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Gus 
M. Devlin, Asheville, NC; Mr. & Mrs. John F. Marriner, 
Atlanta, GA 

Vervelde, Mr. Ken — Mr. & Mrs. R.W. Reagan, Asheville, NC 

Walker, Roger, Waynesville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Don Eudy, 
Waynesville, NC 

Weiland, Dr. Glenn Statler, Gettysburg, PA — Mr. & Mrs. 
Arthur M. Smart, Brevard, NC 

West, Robert E., Greensboro, NC — Mrs. Howard E. West, 
Asheville, NC 

Williams, Stanley, Asheville, NC — Women of West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC 

Wilson, Zeb, Weaverville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Bryan D. 
Sheehan, Weaverville, NC; Mr. & Mrs. M.F. Walton, Weaver- 
ville, NC 

Wiseman, Cathryn, Hendersonville, NC — Flora F. 
McFarland, Tryon, NC; Virginia Hodges, Hendersonville, 
NC 



N.C. Presbyterian Women's 

Conference 

June 8-11 & June 11-14 

The 1986 N.C. Presbyterian Women's Confer- 
ence will be held in two separate, identical ses- 
sions, June 8-11 and June 11-14, at Montreat 
Conference Center. REMEMBER AND GO 
FORTH: GOD'S COVENANT WITH THE 
COMMUNITY OF FAITH will be the theme of 
the conference. 

The conference Bible study will examine God's 
covenant with the community of faith and will 
challenge that community to positive action. 
This subject will be the Circle Bible Study for 
the 1986-87 year of the WOC. 

Bible teacher for the conference will be the 
Rev. James B. Tubbs, pastor of Saint Andrews 
Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, NC, and music 
for the conference will be under the direction 
of Mrs. John Towsend and Mrs. Rollie Nagle, 
presently director and organist (respectively) of 
Covenant Presbyterian Church, Wilson, NC. In 
addition to Bible study and music, there will be 
the usual classes for WOC officers as well as ses- 
sions for spiritual enrichment and insights into 
ways to minister more effectively in the church 
and community. 

All wishing to attend this conference should 
contact their local president of the WOC for 
registration forms and information about 
lodging. 

Mrs. Robert Coble, Director 

Mrs. Katie Barnes, Publicity Chair 



COMMISSIONERS TO GENERAL 

ASSEMBLY 

June 10-18, 1986 

The Rev. Albert Kissling - 

Trinity Church 

Mr. Harry Rogers - 

First Church Hendersonville 



COMMISSIONERS TO SYNOD 
OF N.C. 

May 28-29, 1986 

Ministers: Henry Hansen, Robert Henderson, 
Scott Hilborn, Jackson Hughes, Ira K. 
Kennerly, Albert Kissling, Lawrence Kline, 
Gordon Mahy; 

Elders: Mary Bates, Fred Davis, Arthur 
Wood, William MacNeill, Charles Hardie, 
Laura Davis, Pat Roberts and Fannie 
Slade. 



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Our Mountain Work 

PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 



Vol. LXXXV No. 52 



Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 



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First published 
December 1910 
USPS 4148-80 



May 1986 



"The Home" 
Receives Gift of Land 

The Presbyterian Home for Children at Black Mountain is 
the beneficiary of a gift of land given the Home by retired ho- 
tel owner Joseph Adeeb. 

Adeeb and wife, Grace, are summer residents of Waynesville, 
and attend the First Presbyterian Church there when not in 
Florida. 

These two friends of Presbyterian Home first visited with the 
children some six years ago. Since then, Mr. Adeeb said he's 
looked for a way to help the children. 

"He's been paying the heating bill for the past six years" said 
Home Director Don McKenzie. This has amounted to over 
$7,500 annually. 

But Adeeb wasn't satisfied. So late in 1985, he turned over 
a four-acre tract of land on Waynesville's Main Street to the 
Home for Children. 

This land, valued at $165,000, will be sold. 

The property donated by Adeeb already has a long history: 
It once was the site of the East Waynesville Elementary School, 
and Adeeb acquired the property with the idea of building a 
seafood restaurant on it. 

When Adeeb changed his mind, the property once again be- 
came a benefit to children. McKenzie remarked, "We at the 
Children's Home see far-reaching benefits from this generous 
gift given by Joseph Adeeb!' 

The Trustees of the Home decided recently to honor the wife 
of Mr. Adeeb, Grace, in the naming of the East wing of the 
Home's main building. The West wing will be named to honor 
Mr. Adeeb's son, Joe. 

In addition, an "Appreciation Reception" was planned for 
May 18th but had to be cancelled due to Mr. Adeeb's illness. 

"The honoring of Mr. Adeeb and all charitable givers, both 
real and personal, both past and future, will be a continuing 
activity of a deeply appreciative Home for Children!' said one 
Board member. 

Open House & Dedication 

New Hope 

Presbyterian Church 

Sunday, June 8, 1986 

The congregation of New Hope Presbyterian Church invites 
all the churches of Asheville Presbytery to an OPEN HOUSE 
AND DEDICATION of their new church home on Sunday af- 
ternoon, June 8. The Dedication will be at 3:30 and the Open 

House from 3-5 o'clock. .. , , 

continued on page 3 



From: 

Presbytery of Asheville 

40 Church Street 



Library N. C. Collection 
Unversity of N. C. 
Chapel Hill NC 27515 



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A Digest of the Adjourned 
Spring Meeting of 
Asheville Presbytery 

by Charles S. Moore, Stated Clerk 

Jayne I. Patton, Temporary Recording Clerk 

Asheville Presbytery convened for its Adjourned Spring Meet- 
ing in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church of High- 
lands, NC, at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 12. 

The Rev. Frederick G. Ohler, Moderator, led Presbytery in 
prayer and in communion meditation. The Sacrament of the 
Lord's Supper was administered by the Rev. Ronald A. Bots- 
ford, host pastor, and distributed by Elders of the Highlands 
First Church. Prayer was given for the missionaries and candi- 
dates by the Rev. Paul S. Smith. 

Ministers and Ruling Elders were enrolled, and the Stated 
Clerk declared that a quorum was present. Elders attending for 
first time and visitors introduced themselves. Mr. Jack E. Snider, 
Executive Vice President of King College, and the Rev. James 
Hornsby, a member of Presbytery now serving in Nicaragua, 
home on leave, were recognized. 

Host pastor, the Rev. Ronald A. Botsford, welcomed 
Presbytery to the historic First Church of Highlands, and the 
Rev. Ira K. Kennerly of Brevard-Davidson River Church present- 
ed the Docket which was adopted. 

The following is a digest of the actions of the day: 
i) The Moderator appointed the following standing com- 
mittees: Bills and Overtures - Calvin Rice, Chair; Virginia 
Clark and David Parks. Resolution and Thanks - Wayne 
Davis, Chair; John G. Cook and Karen Hawkins. 

2) The history of the First Church of Highlands, NC, was 
ordered printed in the minutes of this meeting. 

3) Presbytery was informed of the receipt of Chaplain 
reports from the Rev. John-Nelson B. Pope and the Rev. 
Leroy V Secrest and correspondence from the Rev. John 
Ellington regarding his ministry as Bible translator with 
the United Bible Societies in Kenya. 

4) Adhering to the action taken by Presbytery at its meet- 
ing January 22, 1985 at First Church Hendersonville, the 
Moderator appointed the Rev. Henry Hansen and Mrs. 
Fannie Slade, two of the delegates to the Synod of NC 
Meeting, May 28-29, at Warren Wilson College, to give 
a report of this meeting to Asheville Presbytery at its 
meeting on July 12 at the First Church in Waynesville. 

5) Adhering to the action taken by Presbytery at its Janu- 
ary 28, 1986 meeting at Brevard-Davidson River church, 
the stated Clerk had available to all Commissioners 
financial statements of Budgeted and Non-Budgeted 
Benevolences by Church and Per Capita Apportionments 
by Church. 

6) A commissioning service was conducted for the twelve 
members of the Nicaraguan Work Camp Task Force of 
Asheville Presbytery by the Rev. Andrew Schramm. This 
group of three ministers and nine laypersons will join 
the Rev. James Hornsby this summer in his work, Habi- 
tat for Humanity, in Nicaragua. 

7) Heard a report of King College presented by Mr. Jack 
E. Snider, Executive Vice President. 

8) An Educational Event entitled, "Vision for Growth!' 
sponsored by the Evangelism Task Force of the Mission 
Committee, was introduced by the Rev. Larry Kline, 
Chairperson. 

9) Presbytery heard the Report of Presbytery Council, the 
Report of the C.E. Committee and the Annual Report 
of the Presbyterian Home for Children. These reports 
were received as information and ordered to be printed 
in the minutes. continued on page 3 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



May 1986 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



Franklin Presbyterian Church 

Franklin, NC 

The largest organ west of Asheville has been 
installed at Franklin Presbyterian Church. This 
spectacular instrument is indeed capable of giv- 
ing Almighty God all the praise. 

Franklin Presbyterians invited many persons 
and had a capacity crowd at the Dedication and 
Recital on May 18. Correctly, there was a celebra- 
tion calling for a party mood. It was Pentecost, 
the BIRTHDAY of the Church! 

First, the new Allen 5000 Digital Organ was 
played during Divine Worship where Holy Com- 
munion was enjoyed. Following, they had the 
opportunity of welcoming the "summer fami- 
ly" back home at a covered dish luncheon. 
Everyone appreciated the new Fellowship Hall's 
being filled to the rim with everyone "home" and 
the sounds of that wonderful new instrument of 
praise still ringing in their ears. 

At 2 o'clock that afternoon the formal dedi- 
cation and recital was held with Mr. David Kirk 
at the console. Mr. Kirk, a professional employed 
by the Allen Organ Company, was flown in for 
this event which featured familiar classical tunes 
as well as religious music. Everyone was delight- 
ed at what they heard at this grand event of 
Pentecost! 

The Franklin Church also hosted the Men of 
Asheville Presbytery on May 8 with a dinner fol- 
lowed by a program of music. Then on May 14, 
the Sojourners (summer family) opened their 
season with a dinner and sing-a-long. Dr. Dale 
Small was on hand again for a short talk. Last 
but not least, there was a third opportunity for 
people to get to know the mountains and some 
of the folk who live here. On May 15, sixty-six 
folk were on hand to hear mountain music and 
enjoy a ham dinner. 

The birthday of the Women of the Church will 
be celebrated on June 1 with a speaker and 
planned program. An organizational meeting 
has been held for the young teens in our church. 
Trips, games, lessons, hiking, camping, enter- 
tainment and food are just a few of the things 
planned for the young folks and their friends. 
A treat is in store for the Primary and Junior 
Sunday School children this summer. Dr. Small, 
who has years of experience as a camp director, 
has offered his home, "Ausmall" and the beau- 
tiful area surrounding it as the site for three 
weekend camping sessions, with himself as lead- 
er. Nature study, Bible studies, and crafts are 
only part of the activities planned for the two- 
day sessions in June, July, and August. 



Marshall Presbyterian Church 

Marshall, NC 

An authentic Virginia Brunswick stew was 
prepared and served May 3rd by members of the 
Marshall Presbyterian Christian Youth Fellow- 
ship, their parents and supporters. Over an open 
hardwood fire started at 6:30 A.M., 85 gallons 
of stew in six iron pots simmered until four in 
the evening when the first of 356 diners was 
served. 

This was the culmination of the fund raising 
activities which will send 18 youth and their lead- 
ers in June to the DuVall Home, Presbyterian 
Special Services, Inc., in Deland, Florida, where 
for one week they will work as volunteers among 
the 204 handicapped and retarded residents. 

The activities of the volunteers with the resi- 
dents include reading stories, playing inside and 
outside games, feeding meals, daily strolls with 
wheelchair persons, and caring for the hand- 
icapped while they enjoy the swimming pool. 



The home allows the volunteers use of their 
Olympic size pool each day from 4:00 to 5:30 
PM. This affords a much needed relaxation. Af- 
ter the work week at Duvall Home, the group 
will visit Epcot Center, Disneyland, and Silver 
Springs. 

The congregation, youth, and parents have 
joined in various projects to raise funds for the 
Duvall Mission trip. It's been a beautiful wit- 
ness of Christ's love working through His people. 



Westminster Presbyterian 
Church 

Asheville, NC 

The Westminster Church has enjoyed the 
leadership of Interim Pastor Morris Warren for 
the past three months. Now, the congregation 
will have Interim Pastor James Crook, serving 
in place of Interim Pastor Morris Warren, dur- 
ing the months of May and June. Mr. and Mrs. 
Warren will be taking a long-planned trip to En- 
gland where Mr. Warren served an interim 
pastorate in Devon five years ago and has been 
homesick for a return visit. 

The Rev. Jim Crook is originally from Spar- 
tanburg, SC. After a long WWII career in the 
Army, Jim went to Union Seminary at Rich- 
mond; had his first pastorate in Murphy, NC; 
served as a chaplain in the Korean War; was pas- 
tor of the Mulberry Church in Charlotte for five 
years; served as minister of Christian Education 
in the First Church of Nashville for two years 
and in the Central Presbyterian Church of At- 
lanta for five years; and served as the organiz- 
ing pastor of the Sullivans Island Presbyterian 
Church. Since his retirement three years ago, he 
has lived in Montreat in a house that he and his 
wife have built with their own hands. 

The congregation looks forward to the able 
leadership of Rev. Crook. 



First Presbyterian Church 

Highlands, NC 

Highlands First Presbyterian Youth Group 
participated in a "Habitat For Humanity" pro- 
ject in Charleston, SC. The group left on Sun- 
day, March 30, and spent a week on John's 
Island where they renovated homes. 

The group, headed by MaryAnne Creswell, 
consisted of Kristy Earp, Kevin Earp, Anne 
Creswell, Betts Calloway, Melanie Keener, 
Michael Keener, Mark Ammons, Melanie James, 
Harry Cox, Bob Lane, Harold and Gwen Bram- 
mer and the Rev. Ronald Botsford. 

"One of the main reasons we went is because 
of the Scripture I John 3:17-18'' said the Rev. 
Botsford. "It reads, 'If a man who has money 
sees his brother in need, but closes his heart to 
him, how can he pretend that he has the love 
of God in his ear? My children, our love must 
not consist only of speeches and pretty words, 
but of true love which manifests itself by 
action. ' " 

"It is so easy to become self-contained these 
days. This gave us the chance to broaden our 
horizons and heighten our understanding con- 
cerning conditions around the world. We could 
do something about it in a constuctive way by 
demonstrating our Christian love for these peo- 
ple!' said Rev. Botsford. 

The Highlands Youth group worked through 
the Charleston Presbytery renovating homes, 
primarily by painting, in that area. The Charles- 
ton Presbytery Mission group has adopted the 
Sea Island Habitat Development on John's Is- 



land, which is one of the poorest rural areas to 
be found in the U.S. 

"We were and are seeking to demonstrate in 
very concrete ways our desire to help the poor. 
We are very excited about helping others in the 
Christian Outreach Ministry." 

The group stayed at the fellowship hall of 
John's Island Presbyterian Church, and shared 
with other Presbyterian churches in the area a 
time of devotion and fellowship in the evenings. 
The group also toured historic old Charleston. 

"Habitat for Humanity" is a non-profit Chris- 
tian housing ministry dedicated to helping poor 
people improve the conditions in which they are 
forced to live. The concept behind it is that 
Christian giving enables those who would not 
be able to have a home get a home. A fund is 
established from which houses are built. These 
houses are then sold at cost to individuals who 
qualify, those who are underemployed. The buy- 
ers pay the fund without interest over a 20-to 
25-year period. In addition to building homes, 
the group also refurbishes homes for senior 
citizens^' stated the Rev. Botsford, pastor of the 
First Church in Highlands. 



North Carolina Synod 

Presbyterian 

Men's Conference 

All men, and their ladies, have an invitation 
to join Presbyterian Men in the fellowship of 
mission. The 1986 theme, "Christ Partners In 
Mission;' will be held at Lees McRae College at 
Banner Elk, NC, June 27, 28, and 29, 1986. 

Dr. Marty Martison will open the conference 
on Friday evening and serve as the presiding of- 
ficer of the conference. The Rev. Benjamin 
Cooper Mathes of the Medical Benevolence 
Foundation and Dr. Ben C. Johnson of Colum- 
bia Theological Seminary will participate as well 
as others. The Rev. Pansie Evers of the Mt. Ver- 
non Springs Presbyterian Church will speak 
Saturday morning. Workshops will feature many 
leaders: Sunday School Bible Study, Rev. Sam 
Schumate; Presbyterian Officer Training, John 
Hamil and Don Buie; Developing Spiritual Na- 
ture of Men, Rev. Charles Meeks; What's Ahead 
for Our Church, Dr. John MacLeod; and the 
Holy Spirit and Man, Rev. John P. Stephenson, 
Jr., and others. 

Fees — $48.00 for the entire conference for 
men; $43.00 for women; Registration is $10.00 
for men and $5.00 for women, which is includ- 
ed in the above costs. 

Registration may be made to: J. Arne Brolin, 
4 Belair Court, Pinehurst, NC 28374. Find out 
what men are doing in the spiritual world at 
Banner Elk, June 27-29, 1986. 



May 1986 

Published monthly at Asheville, N.C. by the Presbytery of 
Asheville 

40 Church Street Asheville, N.C. 28801 

Rev. Charles S. Moore, Editor & Executive Presbyter 

Jayne Patton, Assistant to the Editor 

Enoch S. Blakely, Sr., Accountant 

Telephone 704-258-8143 
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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK (USPS 4148-8000) is published 
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Asheville, NC 28801. Second class postage paid at Asheville, 
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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



May 1986 




Women of the Church 

by Barbara McLean, President 

Greetings! 

As we begin our journey together, let us re- 
joice that we are the children of God, and re- 
spond to the many opportunities offered to us 
each day to further God's work in the world. 

Many thanks to the women of the Waynes- 
ville Presbyterian Church, and especially to their 
president Mrs. Ruth Brooks, for their hospital- 
ity and special efforts towards the wonderful ex- 
perience we had there on April 19 at the Annual 
Meeting of the WOC of Asheville Presbytery. 
Every effort was made to make us comfortable; 
even the weather cooperated. Our gratitude to 
each of the Waynesville women for a job well 
done. 

At the annual meeting, the following were in- 
stalled as officers of the WOC for Asheville Pres- 
bytery: Mrs. Barbara McLean, President; Mrs. 
Beth Philipsen, Corresponding Secretary; Mrs. 
Fannie Slade, Historian; Ms. Helen Hartshorn, 
Leadership and Resources; Ms. Jessie Junkin, 
Ecumenical Mission; Mrs. Martha Pyle, Chair- 
man District I; Mrs. Janet Trostel, Chairman 
District II; Mrs. Beth Small, Chairman, District 
IV, Mrs. Maude Hudson, White Cross; Mrs. 
Marion Beegle, Presbyterian Home. 

Continuing in office are: Miss Virginia Bucha- 
nan, Vice President; Mrs. Ruth Shuler, Record- 
ing Secreatry; Mrs. Edith Hyatt, Treasurer; Mrs. 
Mary Louise Carpenter, Personal Faith and Fam- 
ily Life; Mrs. Carolyn Rice, Christian Commu- 
nity Action; Mrs. Jinny Heckert, Chairman 
District III; Miss Carlisle Hoyte, Montreat- 
Anderson College. 

The following were appointed to chair the 
Standing Committees: Mrs. Barbara McLean, 
Program; Mrs. Georgette Stiens, Nominating; 
Mrs. Ann Renegar, Birthday Interpreter; Mrs. 
Margaret Marquis, Auditor. 

Also, our thanks to the outgoing officers, who 
served us well over the past two years. Special 
recognition is due Georgette Stiens, our immedi- 
ate past president, who is a special person and 
who inspired us with her courageous leadership 
during what was a most difficult time for her 
personally. 

Get to know your officers; call on them if you 
need them. You will find that they are dedicat- 
ed Christian women who are more than willing 
to help you at any time. 

Note to all council members: Council meet- 
ing will be held August 16, 1986 at 10:00 a.m., 
place to be announced at a later date. 

One further reminder: Please mark June 8-11 
and 11-14 on your calendars. These are the dates 
of the two sessions of the N.C. Presbyterian 
Women's Conference, sponsored by the Wom- 
en's Committee of the Synod of North Caroli- 
na. This is your prime opportunity for training, 
worship, and fellowship with your Presbyterian 
sisters across North Carolina. A year of plan- 
ning has preceded this conference, and you won't 
want to miss it! Remember — get your registra- 
tions in to Katie Meshaw, registrar, as soon as 
possible. Your local president has registration 
forms. See you there! 



CHURCH OF THE MONTH 

ANDREWS 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Andrews, NC 

Cherokee County 



The Andrews Presbyterian Church was or- 
ganized in the year 1897, the very first church 
organized by the newly formed Asheville Pres- 
bytery. The present church building was built in 
1897 on land donated for the purpose by the An- 
drews Development Company. In 1959 the Fel- 
lowship Hall and Educational Building was 
built. In 1968 the new manse was built. In 1976 
the Church Building was completely renovated 
on the inside, retaining the "landmark" appear- 
ance of the building on the outside, and the 
roofed walkway was built, connecting the 
Church and the Fellowship Hall. In 1981 the ex- 
terior of the church was covered with vinyl- 
coated aluminum, thus completing all the 
planned renovations. 





Asheville Presbytery covers eleven counties in 
Western North Carolina in which there are 
thirty-seven beautiful Presbyterian Churches 
with lots of interesting history surrounding each. 
The objective is to acquaint the people of 
Asheville Presbytery with each of these churches; 
therefore, each month we will feature a church 
as "Church of the Month" The churches will be 
featured in chronological order as we receive pic- 
tures and church histories. Church pastors were 
contacted March 3 requesting photographs of 
the outside and sanctuary of the churches he/she 
serves, along with a brief history. Please send 
us the history and pictures of your local church! 
[We are not responsible for the historical facts 
sent to us for publication.] 



Spring Meeting (com. from Pg . i) 

10) Presbytery approved the report of the 
Committee on Ministry which 
recommended: 

a) The Rev. Morris D. Warren as 
Moderator of the Session of 
Westminster Church, Asheville. 

b) The request of the Rev. Dong K. 
Lee, Korean Congregation, to 
complete graduate work at 
Columbia Theological Seminary. 

c) Changes in terms of calls for 
John G. Cook, George A. Moore 
and Alan K. Wildsmith. 

11) Presbytery approved the report of the 
Candidates Committee with its 
recommendation: 

a) That the name of Priscilla Dun- 
ning (formerly of Highlands, NC; 
now in St. Petersburg, Fla.) be re- 
moved from the roll of candidates 
of Asheville Presbytery. 

12) Heard the report of the Governing 
Bodies Committee regarding exami- 
nation of sessional records. 

13) Approved Mr. Gus Kooles of Oak 
Forest Church as Moderator 
Nominee. 

14) Received an invitation to attend an 
Open House at the new church home 
of the New Hope congregation on 
Sunday afternoon, June 8, 1986. 

15) Approved a motion from the floor 
(resulting from one of the Educa- 
tional Event group discussions) that: 

a) Presbytery set a Vision For 
Growth at the rate of 1% per 
year. 

b) Attendees report back to sessions. 

c) Mission Committee to work out 
enabling actions for the 
Churches. 

d) This 1% net growth goal be in- 
cluded on the agenda for the 
spring 1987 meeting of Presbytery 
for evaluation. 

16) Heard the report of the Resolution 
and Thanks Committee. 

17) Heard a motion to adjourn to meet 
next in Stated Session at the First 
Church of Waynesville, NC, on July 
12, 1986. 



New Hope (cont. from pg. 1) 

On June 15, 1983, the New Hope Church 
was organized by Asheville Presbytery. We 
rejoice in the ways God has led and blessed 
us as a "pilgrim" congregation these past 
three years. And now we rejoice in the com- 
pletion of this building and want you to 
share our joy as we dedicate the building 
to the glory of God. 

The church building is located on Sweet- 
en Creek Road (25 A) in south Asheville, 
about 1.5 tenths of a mile south of Givens 
Estates and 4 tenths of a mile north of Mills 
Gap Road. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



May 1986 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1986 

June 3, 1986 — Last day to receive articles for 
OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

June 3, 1986 — C.E. Committee meets at 12 
Noon, Trinity Church, Hendersonville. 

June 4, 1986 — Candidates Committee meets, 
1 p.m., Asheville First Church. 

June 5, 1986 — Mission Committee will meet 
at Presbyterian Home for Children at Noon. 

June 5, 1986 — Committee on Ministry meets 
at Asheville First Church, 7:30 p.m. 

June 8, 1986 — Open House, New Hope Pres- 
byterian Church, Sweeten Creek Rd., 3-5 
p.m., Dedication 3:30 p.m. 

June 8-14, 1986 — N.C. Presbyterian Women's 
Conference, Montreat. 

June 10-18, 1986 — General Assembly meets, 
Minneapolis, Minn. 

June 24, 1986 — Presbytery Council meets at 
Asheville First Church, 7:30 p.m. 

June 27-29, 1986 — NC Synod Presbyterian 
Men's Conference, Lees McRae College, Ban- 
ner Elk, NC. 

July 3, 1986 — Last day to receive articles for 
OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

July 4, 1986 — Presbytery Office closed - 
Holiday. 

July 12, 1986 — Presbytery meets, Waynesville 
First Church; Registration 8:30-9:00 a.m. 

July 13-19, 1986 — G.A. Women's Conference, 
Montreat. 

August 5, 1986 — Last day to receive articles 
for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

September 1, 1986 — LABOR DAY, Pres- 
bytery Office closed. 

September 3, 1986 — Last day to receive arti- 
cles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

September 16-17, 1986 — C.fc. Committee 
Retreat, TBA. 

September 17, 1986 — Candidates Commit- 
tee meets at Asheville First Church, 1 p.m. 

September 18, 1986 — Mission Committee 
meets at Presbyterian Home for Children at 
Noon. 

September 18, 1986 — Committee on Minis- 
try meets at Asheville First Church, 7:30 p.m. 

September 30, 1986 — Presbytery Council 
meets, Asheville First Church, 3:00 p.m. 

October 3, 1986 — Last day to receive articles 
for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

October 9-11, 1986 — Face To Face, Greens- 
boro, NC 

October 14, 1986 — Asheville Presbytery will 
meet at Oak Forest Church, Asheville; regis- 
tration 8:30-9:00 a.m. 



Enclosed is $ 



MAY 1986 

Memorial Gift for The 

Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

In Memory Of 



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ir 



Note: If your gift is a LIVING memorial (i.e., Birthday, Anniversary, 
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Donor's Name 

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Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 

Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, Rt. I, Box 244, 

Black Mountain, NC 28711 

(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient 

information is given in blanks above.) Telephone: (704) 686-3666. 



Memorial (Sifts 



Barker, Mrs. Nancy, Montreat, NC — Women of Montreat 
Presbyterian Church, Montreat, NC 

Bartlett, Mrs. Mary Alice, Black Mountain, NC — Women 
of Montreat Presbyterian Church, Montreat, NC 

Bashford, Mrs. John C, Raleigh, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Alan 
Lewis, Highlands, NC 

Baxter, William A., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Ray 
W. Williams, Flat Rock, NC 

Bond, George, Hendersonvile, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Charles 
Stingley, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Wisbey, Cincinnati, OH; Mr. 
& Mrs. Jack Schering, Flintridge, CA 

Bond, Mr. George A., Jr., Hendersonville, NC — Men's Bi- 
ble Class, First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. 
Berry, Mrs. C. F. Stonecipher, Mr. & Mrs. G.C. Klick, Hen- 
dersonville, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, Tryon, NC; 
Mr. & Mrs. R.T. Church, Asheville, NC; Mrs. Donald A. 
McKay, Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Zook, Mrs. George Bolton, 
Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Gardner, Mr. & Mrs. Ansley Cope, 
Mr. & Mrs. George R. Burns, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur D. Cree, 
Mrs. L.B. McDonald, John L. Clay, McDonalds Sunday 
School Class First Presbyterian Church, Col. & Mrs. G.H. 
Holterman, Mrs. W. Laurence Butler, Mr. & Mrs. R.C. 
Rouse, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne E. Seppanen, Anna Lindsay 
Pearce, Maggie Good, Mr. & Mrs. John D Findlay, Dr. & 
Mrs. Robert Hay, Mrs. Walter A. Luck, Mr. & Mrs. James 
G. Tarrant, Mrs. L.B. Prince, Sen. & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Mrs. 
Margaret A. Durban, Mr. & Mrs. L.A. Blair, Mrs. Adelene 
M. Parmele, Hendersonville, NC; Marvin & Carol Suther- 
land, Asheville; Mr. & Mrs. William M. Strayer, Virginia 
R. Larsen, Sherman & Ruth Bake, Cincinatti, OH; Betty 
Rudoy, Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. Williams, Flat Rock, NC; Mr. 
& Mrs. Don McKenzie, Black Mountain, NC; Harold S. & 
Luce M. Coston, Winston-Salem, NC; Jane H. Ray, Clear- 
water, FL; Mrs. W.J. Letts, Houston, TX; Mrs. Peg Husty, 
Cincinnati, OH 

Brewer, Charles L., Hendersonville, NC — Laurie Carson, 
Hendersonville, NC 

Brockinton, Mr. — Mrs. Walter F. Hart, Sr., Brevard, NC; 
Mrs. Walter F. Hart, Sr., Brevard, NC 

Brown, Ida Jean, Waynesville, NC — Emma Stevenson, In- 
dianHead, MD; Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Jordan, Hazelwood, NC; 
Mr. & Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Fairview Home Extension Club, 
Hazelwood, NC; William F. Swift, Jr., Waynesville, NC; 
James W. Bell, Hazelwood, NC; Women of Kenilworth 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC 

Brown, Mrs. Margaret, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ansley Cope, Hendersonville, NC 

Butler, Lawrence, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. R.T. 
Church, Asheville. NC 

Cantrell, Mrs. Joyce H., Smyrna, GA — Mr. & Mrs. Ray A. 
Slider, Hendersonville, NC 

Clark, Mr. Oscar — Mr. & Mrs. William H. Allen, Weaver- 
ville, NC 

Cockran, James — Mrs. Margaret A. Durban, Henderson- 
ville, NC 

Crawford, Mr. Hugh, Maryville, TN — Dr. & Mrs. Don 
Monk, Brevard, NC, Mr. & Mrs. J.O. Davidson, Mr. & Mrs. 
Chuck Bradley, Charles & Gretchen Williford, Mr. & Mrs. 
Chris Hipp, Adnane & Mark Hipp, Brevard, NC 

Davis, Mrs. Margaret, Brevard, NC — Ben and Frances 
Ormand, Mr. & Mrs. G.E. Uhler, Margaret Mooney, Mr. 
& Mrs. Don Blankenship, Brevard, NC; Margaret M. 
Kimzey, Asheville, NC; Meredith College Faculty & Staff, 
Raleigh, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Howard E. Barnes, Pisgah 
Forest, NC; Mr. & Mrs. David C. Ladd, Sr., Brevard, NC 

Denig, Jeanne, Pisgah Forest, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John 
Thomas, Brevard, NC 

Dotson, C.F., Hendersonville, NC — Lucille Wilson, Hen- 
dersonville, NC 

Felmet, Jack Welch — Jack & Nellie McCracken, Waynes- 
ville, NC 

Freeman, Restee — Ruth Davis, Asheville, NC 

Glisson, Mrs. Gracie Porcher, Bluffton, SC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Richard W. Gardner, Hendrsonville, NC 

Gossett, Johnny, Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Paul 
Hill, Flat Rock, NC; Mary A. Johnson, Pisgah Forest, NC 

Graf, Mr. Charles F., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Paul A. Berry, Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Gardner, Mrs. 
George Bolton, Hendersonville; Mr. & Mrs. R.T. Church, 
Asheville, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. Williams, Flat Rock, 
NC; Mr. & Mrs. L.A. Blair, Hendersonville, NC 

Henderson, Mrs. Geneva, Hendersonvile, NC — Sen. & Mrs. 
Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, NC 

Hollingsworth, Mr. Crompton, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. 
& Mrs. L.A. Blair, Hendersonville, NC 

Jackson, Alma H., Black Mountain, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
George Ducker, Radford, VA 

Jackson, Sally, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Don Stoneback, 
Brevard, NC 

Johnson, Mr. Joseph — Women of Kenilworth Presbyter- 
ian Church, Asheville, NC 

Johnson, Ruby H., Pisgah Forest, NC — Ed & Marie 
Garrett, Mr. & Mrs. Lionel Jones, Margaret Gash, Pisgah 
Forest, NC; Mrs. Walter F. Hart, Jr., Brevard, NC; Dr. 
& Mrs. Corbin O. Williams, Hendersonville, NC 

Kaltenbach, Kenneth J., Hendersonville, NC — Sen. & Mrs. 
Bo Thomas, Hendersonville, NC 

Lovely, Mrs. Mac, La Follette, TN — Adclla Holloway, 
Brevard, NC 

McClure, Helen Joyce Clarke, Asheville, NC — Walter T. 
McClure, Asheville, NC 

McKeown, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene, Brevard, NC — Ruth Feaster, 
Lake Toxaway, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Chris Hipp, Adnane & Mark 
Hipp, Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Bradley, Eugene Lovely, Mr. & 
Mrs. James O Davidson, Jean Childers, Brevard, NC; Ada 
H. Allison, Pisgah Forest, NC; Margaret Mooney, C. Ray 



Fisher, Mr. & Mrs. A.W. Cates, Mr. & Mrs. Dale Griffin, 
Adella M. Holloway, Mr. & Mrs. Willis W. Brittain, Brevard, 
NC 

Metcalf, Augustus L., Weaverville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Bryan 
D. Sheehan, Karen Allen, Weaverville, NC 

Mull, Mr. John H., Weaverville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. D. DeWitt 
Stamey, Mr. & Mrs. R.R. Roberts, Francina M. Rogers, Mrs. 
Mamie W. Aiken, Nell Maner & Sara Keel, Mrs. Dora G. 
Matthews, Sally & Fulton Roberts, Mr. & Mrs. Barney 
Feeney, Jr., Dr. R.C. Nailling, Asheville, NC; Thad C. Mull, 
R.L. Bartlett, Men's Bible Class, Weaverville Presbyterian 
Church, Weaverville, NC; Lib & Ansel Smith, Fairview, NC; 
Mr. & Mrs. F.R. Donoho, Tallahassee, FL; Mr. & Mrs. Mack 
R. Leath, Greensboro, NC; Mr. Joe O. & Barbara H. Swain, 
Redmond, WA 

Olsen, Mr. IT., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. 
Williams, Flat Rock, NC 

Parks, Tamar D. — Ann C. Adams, Asheville, NC 

Penland, Theodore H., Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. Rhee 
Penland, Barnardsville, NC 

Roof, Hugh H. & Jane B. — W.B. Roof, Middletown, OH 

Shepherd, Cathy, Swannanoa, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Edward B. 
Fester, Swannanoa, NC 

Snyder, Mrs. Helen, Franklin, NC — Women of Montreat 
Presbyterian Church 

Sutherland, Marvin F., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Thomas 
Clark, Tryon, NC; Sen. & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Henderson- 
ville, NC 

Vaughan, Earl, Raleigh, NC — Mr. & Mrs. C.R. Rouse, Hen- 
dersonville, NC 

Happenings at the Home 

by Ruth Smith 

It has been several months since I last brought 
you salutations and news from the Home, but 
I am back on track and ready to resume our spe- 
cial sort of friendship. Sometimes I get so caught 
up in the lives of these young folks that I forget 
how much fun it is to share the special moments 
with others. I would never have enough room 
to tell you everything that has been happening 
on our mountain, so I will just stick to the most 
special events. 

We have been constantly growing since my last 
report. There have been five additions since the 
first of the year: Christine Cook (12), Julie 
Polasky (11), Scott Poasky (9), Allison Briggs 
(11), and Shawn Earls (7). They are a wonderful 
bunch of kids and are eager to meet all of you. 
Make it a point to come out, meet them, and 
visit with us. 

There have been even more birthday celebra- 
tions — nine, in fact. 



Little Girls 

Melanie Keener (9) 
Dawn Williams 

Big Girls 

April Roberts (15) 
Jenny Blake (13) 



Big Boys 

Mike Moss (14) 
Donald Michaels (14) 
Phillip Shuffler (14) 

Little Boys 

Larry Banner (12) 
Johnny Goode (12) 

Those of us at the Home would like to thank 
the Circles and Churches who helped make these 
celebrations very special. If you are interested 
in having a list of the birthdays, contact us here 
at the Home. We would love for you to get 
involved! 

Our household activities have been small in 
number, but great in quality! In February, we 
were guests of West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church for services and fellowship. The children 
enjoyed the visit and brought home many new 
friendships. Thank-you one and all! 

March was the month for special events. Twice 
during March, we were invited to the Asheville 
Civic Center to see special performances. The 
first was the Ringling Brothers Circus and the 
second was the one-night performance of the 
Harlem Globetrotters. Both were exciting and 
had the kids play-acting for days afterward. 

The children and staff were gone over the 
Easter holiday. Some returned to family, while 
others were invited to spend the week with fam- 
ilies from different churches. We are very grate- 
ful to those families for the time and love they 
gave to our kids. Now that they are back, our 
lives can once again resume their normal rou- 
tine of daily surprises! 

Join us next month! 



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Our Mountain Work 

PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 



First published 
December 1910 
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Vol. LXXXV No. 53 



Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 



June 1986 



Mission Design To Top Assembly Agenda 



The proposed mission design for the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.) will be the center of attention as the 198th General 
Assembly meets in Minneapolis June 10-18. The General Assem- 
bly Council will present the proposal, in its second draft, to 
the Assembly for its approval. 

If approved, the new design would make the Council the 
central coordinating body and would establish a number of 
units to carry out the mission of the church. The units would 
report to the Council, but could have recommendations not 
approved by the Council reported to the General Assembly. 

The new organization would differ in substantial ways from 
that presently existing. 

The design's first draft, released last fall, was heavily criti- 
cized, particularly for what many saw as a concentration of 
power in the hands of the council. In reaction to the criticism, 
the Council's mission-design committee made changes in the 
plan, resulting in the second draft. After considerable discus- 
sion and amendment, the Council adopted it for presentation 
to the Assembly. (May issue of Presbyterian News) 

In other matters before the Assembly, three candidates are 
expected to be nominated for moderator. 

The Reverend Paul G Moon, pastor of Bethany Presbyterian 
Church, Huntington Station, Long Island, NY and a member 
of Long Island Presbytery is endorsed by it for moderator. He 
was ordained in 1961; served six small rural churches in N.D.; 
served 13 years as associate pastor of First Church, Crown point, 
Merrillville, Ind. He was moderator of the Synod of Lincoln 
Trails; member of the Board of Vocation Agency since 1982 and 
chair of its budget committee. He has been a G.A. commis- 
sioner three times and, and at the 1982 Assembly in Hartford, 
was instrumental in creating the new Assembly Committee on 
Evangelism and Church Growth from the floor. 

Mr. Moon is a graduate of Teague Theological Seminary in 
Korea, the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in Iowa 
and has recently completed a two-year course in pastoral psy- 
chotherapy and modern ministry at the Blanton-Peale Graduate 
Institute in New York City. Age 52, he and his wife, Anna, have 
two daughters who are aspiring concert pianists. Music is one 
of Mr. Moon's interest. 

The Reverend Carroll L. Shuster, pastor of First Presbyterian 
Church, Coral Gables, Florida, since 1973 and a member of 
Tropical Florida Presbytery is endorsed by it for moderator. 

Mr. Shuster was pastor of First Church, Santa Paula, Calif., 
1946-50; associate pastor of First Church, Tacoma, Wash.; 
assistant pastor of University Church, Seattle, Wash., and 
Cornerstone Church in Cambridge, Mass. From 1950-73, he was 
in synod work, first in Southern California where he was syn- 
od executive, and then in Florida where he was the executive 
of the UPC Synod of Fla. 

Mr. Shuster has been a commissioner to General Assembly 



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three times; a member of the national committee on the $50 
Million Fund; chair of presbytery and synod committees; board 
of trustees of McCormick Seminary, Hawaii Loa College, 
Wasatch Academy and Knoxville College. He is chair of the 
board of trustees of the South Florida Center for Theological 
Studies; received service awards from ecumenical service organi- 
zations and has traveled extensively for church agencies in the 
U.S. and abroad. 

He is a graduate of Pasadena College and Harvard Divinity 
School and has an honorary degree from Occidental College. 
Age 69, he and his wife, Grace, have two children, one of whom 
is Marguerite Shuster, associate pastor in the Arcadia, Calif, 
church. 

The Reverend Benjamin M. Weir, fraternal worker in Lebanon 
since 1953, served in various capacities there, including relief 
work and, most recently as a Christian education consultant 
to the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon. He 
was abducted in Beirut, Lebanon, May 8, 1984, and was released 
Sept. 14, 1985. He is now on home assignment. He is a pastor 
of San Francisco Presbytery and is endorsed by that presbytery 
for moderator. 

Mr. Weir was assistant pastor of Park Boulevard Church in 
Oakland, Calif, in 1950 and was a chaplain in the U.S. Army 
from 1951-53. He is a graduate of the University of California 
at Berkeley and Princeton Theological Seminary. 

Age 62, he and his wife, Carol, have adult children. One 
daughter was killed in a bus accident last fall. 

Minneapolis, Minnesota Is Host 
For 198th General Assembly 

Minneapolis, Minn., host for the 198th General Assembly, 
is an area where past Assemblies have met. The first Presby- 
terian General Assembly in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area was 
held 100 years ago, in 1886. This year's Assembly will be the 
seventh one in the area with others meeting in 1899, 1929, 1945, 
1953, and 1968. 

One of the very first victories for women in the Presbyterian 
Church occurred in Minneapolis 100 years ago when a decision 
was made that "women who have devoted themselves to mis- 
sionary work were placed on the same roll for benefits as 
ministers. " 

In 1945 the General Assembly met again in Minneapolis and 
launched the $27 Million fund for wartime service, postwar 
rehabilitation work and financial additions to the pension plan. 
The editor of OUTLOOK comments that this "was the most 
important action taken by the Assembly. " William B. Lampe, 
pastor of West Church in St. Louis, was elected moderator. The 
year 1945 was also when the General Assembly took the first 
steps toward organization of an official church paper, partially 
supported by a 2-cent per capital tax (about $40,000). 
Continued on page 2 

NOTICE 

After the fall meeting on October 14, 1986, at the Oak Forest Pres- 
byterian Church, the Presbytery of Asheville does not have hosts for 
Presbytery meetings for the year 1987. Presbytery is scheduled to meet: 

Tuesday, January 27, 1987 

Saturday, April 11, 1987 

Saturday, July 11, 1987 

Tuesday, October 13, 1987 
Will the Sessions please consider inviting Presbytery to meet at their 
church. Luncheon arrangements for the commissioners can be han- 
dled at nearby restaurants, if so desired, or lunch can be served by 
the church if accommodations are adequate and it is desired. 



Charles S. Moore 
Executive Presbyter 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



June 1986 



Mission 

(Continued from page 1) 

The early Assemblies in Minneapolis were 
held in Westminter Church, but the 1953 Assem- 
bly moved to the public auditorium. The moder- 
ator was John A. Mackay, president of Princeton 
Theological Seminary. That Assembly received 
the first request for ordaining women to the 
ministry, and a study committee was appointed. 
The 1953 Assembly also approved for study and 
amendment the plan for reunion of the PCUSA, 
PCUS and United Presbyterian Church of N.A. 

In 1968, the General Assembly was back in 
Minneapolis and John Coventry Smith, general 
secretary of the Commission on Ecumenical 
Mission and Relations, was elected moderator. 
By this time, the PCUSA and the United Pres- 
byterian Church in N.A. had been merged to 
form the UPCUSA, and the 1968 Assembly 
received — guess what — a preliminary proposal 
called "A Design for Mission" which suggested 
major structural revisions in the Church, includ- 
ing regional synods! This was to come into being 
a few years later. 

So Presbyterians now come back to Minne- 
apolis, this time a reunited church seeking the 
structures which will enable it to carry out its 
mission. 

(Excerpts from article by Marj Carpenter, past 
files of THE PRESBYTERIAN OUTLOOK, 
and Lefferts Loetscher's book, THE 
BROADENING CHURCH.) 



Emergency? 
Count On Trinity! 



Recently there was an emergency in the Refu- 
gee Resettlement program. A young man from 
Bulgaria has been assured to a sponosr in 
another city, and as he was arriving in the United 
States, his sponsorship fell through ! What to do? 
A refugee without a sponosr is like a man with- 
out a country. He cannot be released into our 
country until a sponsor is found. He was tem- 
porarily placed in a transit center, with very 
scarce PCUSA refugee funds "going down the 
drain" to keep him there until a sponsor could 
be found. 

A quick call to Al Kissling, pastor of Trinity 
Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville, brought 
a willingness to help from that wonderful con- 
gregation. This is no easy task to provide hous- 
ing, job opportunity, and all the other necessities 
on the spur of the moment, but the response 
from Al and all his wonderful committee was 
a remarkable tribute to a congregation who 
believes in DOING, and not just talking. 

This is not the first time that church has 
responded to a very needy situation. At a recent 
Church World Service refugee conference in 
Miami, Trinity was singled out for commenda- 
tion for their quick response to a crisis situation. 

CONGRATULATIONS, TRINITY! 

Lilian Fountain 

Sponsorship Developer for Refugees 



June 1986 

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40 Church Street Asheville, N.C. 28801 

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NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 



Hayesville Church 

Hayesville, NC 

The Women of The Church of Hayesville 
Presbyterian Church honored two of their mem- 
bers Friday evening, May 16, at a covered-dish 
supper at the church. Mrs. Viola Gray and Mrs. 
Willie Rogers were given certificates and Life 
Membership pins in recognition of their many 
years of service in the Women's organization of 
the church. Both ladies have held many offices 
in the WOC; both have served as president. Mrs. 
Gray has made White Cross work (aid to hospi- 
tals and new mothers in Africa) her special in- 
terests and has worked tirelessly for those in 
need. Mrs. Rogers' special interests has been for 
the histories of the Church and the Women of 
the Church. She has held the office of Histori- 
an for 46 years. 

The Women of Hayesville Presbyterian 
Church are proud to honor these two special 
Christian ladies. 



Trinity Presbyterian Church 

Hendersonville, N.C 

Trinity Church has taken under their wings 
their ninth refugee resettlement project (with a 
total of 16 persons) beginning with the Cheng 
family in 1979. The latest in the family is Victor 
Metodiev from Bulgaria. Victor is a 25 year old 
artist with an interest in sculptor and other areas 
of art expression. He speaks English very well 
and is available to give art lessons and language 
instruction in German and Russian. 

Recently Sok Kheng, another of our refugee 
children, was runner up in the local spelling bee 
and is active in a variety of activities in Hen- 
dersonville Junior High. His dad is employed at 
Steelcase in Fletcher. 

A letter from Veronica (Jadwiga) Sokolovska 
announced that she is presently a sales lady for 
Coldwell banker in Asheville. 

A year ago, Vasile Dragan came to be with us. 
He is working as a welder for Bildon and par- 
ticipates regularly in worship. He, too, has 
developed a good command of English as well 
as adapting well to life in Hendersonville. 



First Presbyterian Church 

Swannanoa, NC 

Divorce Recovery continues at First Church 
Swannanoa! Last November over one hundred 
individuals came together at the church to attend 
a Divorce Seminar led by Jim Smoke — minister, 
nationally known author, lecturer and a coun- 
selor to single adults. They heard Jim lecture on 
the subject of divorce and offer positive growth 
principles that they could apply to their lives so 
they could begin "growing through divorce. " 

The seminar was a huge success, but it did not 
end here. The Session approved doing future 
work in Divorce Recovery. In January 18 persons 
met for an organizational meeting to continue 
this important ministry. Each Thursday evening 
for 13 weeks, the group met to study and discuss 
chapters from Jim Smoke's book, "Growing 
Through Divorce. " Scripture, prayer, sharing 
and fellowship were vital to each person as the 
bond of friendship grew and strengthened the 
participants. 

Now the group is meeting once a month and 
sometimes in one of the participant's home. Skip 
Taylor, minister at First Church, has reached out 
to these hurting people and provided a healing 
ministry for them. 



Grace Covenant Church 

Asheville, NC 

Twenty years is a long time to serve as secre- 
tary to a church! But that is exactly what Violet 
Remington has done! She has served during the 
tenure of Bob Busey, Hugh Eichelberger, Stu- 
art Wilson and now under the direction of Jack 
Laughlin (5-12-66 to 5-12-86). Vi or Violence, as 
she is affectionately known, is a lady of many 
talents, and she has worn many hats while be- 
ing Grace Covenant's secretary - 24 hours a day, 
seven days a week — all with a smile on her face 
and time to take care of any detail asked. 

Violet was honored by the church, just before 
the 11 o'clock worship service on May 18. 

Grace Covenant is also proud that two of its 
members, Barbara McLean as President and 
Beth as Corresponding Secretary, were recently 
installed at the annual meeting of Asheville Pres- 
byterial held at the First Church in Waynesville. 
Barbara also was commissioned as one of two 
Asheville Presbyterial women to attend "The 
Gathering" in St. Louis in July. At this confer- 
ence, two women from each Presbyterial in the 
General Assembly will study the New Design for 
Women's Work in the Presbyterian Church and 
then will spend the next two years putting this 
new program into action in their presbyterials. 

The WOC of Grace Covenant are indeed 
proud that their Birthday Offering of $1,038 will 
help aid in the projects of the Border Ministry. 
Muchos Gracias! 



First Presbyterian Church 

Hendersonville, NC 

A banner participation in Bible study through 
the Bethel Bible Series and young people on 
short term mission assignments to Nicaragua, 
Brazil and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina are 
newest developments providing excitement to 
members of First Church, Hendersonville. 

In 1984 the Session voted enthusiastically to 
participate as a congregation in the Bethel Series. 
They sent Pastor Bob Henderson and his wife, 
Betty, to a two week concentrated training ses- 
sion with the Adult Christian Education 
Foundation of Madison, Wisconsin. In the 18 
month period since their return, the Hendersons 
have trained nine members from the church as 
teachers, and to date the three weekly congrega- 
tional classes of 30 students each, scheduled to 
begin in October, already have their capacity en- 
rollments of 90 signed up! Another 30 member 
class is slated to begin in January, 1987. 

Diaconate Chairman Alan McKean, one of 
the teachers, says of the Bethel Series, "not only 
does this method of teaching the Bible establish 
a complete relationship between the Old and the 
New Testament, but it puts it all together into 
a 'meaningful whole'." 

Danny Sherrill is with the Asheville Presbytery 
Habitat Mission team this month in Nicaragua; 
Vicki Johnson is in a Teen Mission group in 
the Amazon region of Brazil for the summer; 
and Jean Marie Prim is a young leader of a 
Campus Crusade Mission of college students 
at North Myrtle Beach. All three are financed 
by 'plus gifts' from individual members of the 
congregation. 

The Rev. Paul S. Smith, Associate Pastor, be- 
gan work this month on a doctorate in ministry 
with classes in Atlanta under sponsorship of 
Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, 
California. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



June 1986 




GIFTS 

Ginnie Stevens 
Hunger Action Enabler 

It never ceases to amaze me how rich and 
varied are the gifts God has given to us, gifts 
of personality and talents, interests and expe- 
riences, all so that we might further glorify God 
with kingdom work. Anything we are and do can 
be used in His service. My own most recent dis- 
covery is that all the years I have spent cutting 
the hair of my family meant I was also able to 
cut the hair of guests at the Shelter for the 
Homeless. A hair cut is rejuvenating for anyone, 
and even more so for those for whom a hot 
shower is unaccessible. And also, as any barber 
or hair stylist can tell you, a hair cut provides 
a natural, nonthreatening place for conversation. 
Even the mundane hair cut can become a sacred 
moment! 

What are your gifts? Don't say you haven't 
any. The Bible clearly says that all members of 
the Body of Christ are valuable and have been 
equipped for ministry. If you haven't done so, 
take time to list those you know and those you 
think you might have. Then ask yourself how 
are those gifts being used. Look for places where 
you as a unique person can fit. You don't have 
to press yourself into someone else's mold. The 
work is so vast that there are undoubtedly plenty 
of places where you can fit, if only you will it. 

I think of Bill Moore of the Cullowhee 
church. Bill is a school teacher and nursery 
owner. He also has a burden for the hungry and 
has been searching for his part in kingdom work. 
This summer, he his wife Katherine and two chil- 
dren will be heading to Ghost Ranch, a Presby- 
terian center in Arizona, to work with a project 
funded by the Presbyterian Hunger Program 
which is propogating drought-tolerant, non- 
hybrid seeds for Third World use. 

Rev. Alan Wildsmith believes that he needs to 
put his stated concerns into action, so he has led 
his congregation at Murphy to become involved 
in a ministry to abused, mostly poor, women in 
his area. He also sought and found funding 
through Presbyterian channels for the ministry 
when it appeared it would need to close for lack 
of support. 

Bill, Alan, you and I. We are just ordinary 
folks. At least that is how we think of ourselves. 
But God has a wonderful way of turning the 
ordinary into the extraordinary if only we let 
Him. Why should we do anything less? 

NEWS continued 

Calvary Church 

Asheville, N.C 

On Sunday, May 11, Calvary Church cele- 
brated Mother's Day by honoring Mrs. Delia R. 
Edington, the oldest active mother in the con- 
gregation. Mrs. Edington is the widow of the late 
Dr. Charles A. Edington who was pastor of 
Calvary Church for twenty-five years. She is the 
mother of four children, grandmother of twelve 
and great-grandmother of twelve. One of her 
sons, Arthur R. Edington, is a member of the 
Session of Calvary and serves on the Committee 
on Representation of Asheville Presbytery. 

Mrs. Edington was presented a corsage and 
was the guest of honor at a Coffee Hour fol- 
lowing the morning worship service. The cele- 
bration was co-sponsored by the Deacons and 
the Nurture Committee. 



APA Conference To Be 
Held In Williamsburg 

(Administrative Personnel — 
Church Employed Persons) 

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of the 
Administrative Personnel Association (APA) will 
be held August 1-3, 1986 in Williamsburg, VA. 
The theme for this 1986 Confernece is "GROW- 
ING — Personally, Professionally and Spirit- 
ually. " Dr. Alfred E. Thomas, Executive 
Presbyter, Orange Presbytery, will lead the con- 
ference theme workshop on "Understanding 
Yourself, Your Career and Your Role. " Par- 
ticipants will take the Myers-Briggs Inventory 
and their responses will be evaluated as part of 
the workshop. 

Jane Williams, Associate Professor, J. Sar- 
geant Reynolds, Richmond, VA will speak to the 
group on "The Spiritual Life of a Church 
Employe. " Dr. Judy Hickey, Professor, Thomas 
Nelson Community College, will lead a work- 
shop on the theme of "Superwoman" — the 
different roles and expectations of women today. 
During a luncheon and business meeting, Lillian 
Perlow, Certified Master Graphoanalyst, will 
conduct a workshop in Handwriting Analysis 
and its interpretation. Other workshops will be 
held on Self Defense and Managing Our Lives. 

Everyone is invited to attend this event of con- 
tinuing education which will provide a time for 
learning, sharing and fellowship among staff of 
churches, governing bodies, etc. The event will 
take place in beautiful Fort Magruder Inn and 
Conference Center, Williamsburg. Saturday 
evening is free for tours of Williamsburg, Busch 
Gardens and other attractions. 



The Reverend 

Benjamin M. Weir 

was elected Moderator 

of the 198th General 

Assembly Meeting in 

Minneapolis, Minn. 



Caring For Children 

In the midst of spring cleaning and seasonal 
wardrobe-switching, remember that Caring for 
Children may welcome your cast-offs. 

C for C operates four group homes in our 
county, providing temporary shelter for ages 
6-18. The children often arrive at the homes, for 
stays lasting up to thirty days, with nothing more 
than the clothes they are wearing. 

Thus the homes can always use clothing in 
styles and sizes appropriate for children and 
teenagers, some of whom may be quite large. 
Particularly needed at this time of year are jeans, 
T-shirts, shorts, tank tops, socks, underwear. In 
addition to clothing, the homes desperately need 
linens (flat or fitted single sheets), towels, and 
toiletries (travel sizes of shampoo, soap, tooth- 
brushes and paste, lotions, razors, hairspray, all 
that). 

With the opening of a new home called "Our 
Place" in East Asheville, there is a need for bi- 
cycles and other outdoor recreational equipment, 
along with bulbs and shrubs for landscaping. 

Green Stamps also aids in the purchase of 
household furnishings for the homes. 

If you want to donate clothing or other items, 
or if you just want to know more about Caring, 
call 252-9015. 



Church Of The Month 

First Presbyterian Church 
Highlands, North Carolina 





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The land where the Presbyterian Church now 
sits was donated by Samuel T. and Katherine E. 
Kelsey in 1883. Mr. Kelsey was one of the town 
founders. Mrs. Margaretta A. Ravenel and her 
sister, Clarissa Burt, donated the money for the 
church's construction. It was completed and 
dedicated on September 13, 1885, with Rev. 
James E. Fogartie as first minister. The church 
was affiliated with Mecklenburg Presbytery as 
a "mission" church until 1910, when it closed 
for a number of years. 

The church was reorganized in August, 
1929. A petition was presented to Asheville Pres- 
bytery (which had by now taken over the western 
part of the state from Mecklenburg Presbytery) 
which included the names of 19 persons. These 
original members entered into covenant to walk 
together as an organized church and were con- 
stituted a church according to the Word of God 
and the faith of order of the Presbyterian Church 
in the United States. The church has enjoyed a 
continuous history since then. 

In 1983 the Presbyterian Church U.S., of 
which we were a member, and the United Presby- 
terian Church (U.S.A.) were reunited. Our pres- 
bytery voted in favor of the reunion, and our 
church thereby became a member of the Presby- 
terian Church of the United States of America. 

In September, 1985, our church celebrated its 
Centennial with a weekend of festivities. The 
first History of the church was published, and 
commemorative plates and trivets were issued for 
sale. A number of past ministers returned to 
share in the happy occasion of the church's 100 
anniversary. 

JUNE 1986 

Memorial Gift for The 

Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

In Memory Of 



Enclosed is 



name of deceased 



Note: If your gift is a LIVING memorial (i.e., Birthday, Anniversary, 
etc.) give details for acknowledgement. 
Send acknowledgement to 



correct name for mail, please 



Address 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name 

Donor's Address 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 

Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, Rt. 1, Box 244, 

Black Mountain, NC 2871 1 

(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient 

information is given in blanks above.) Telephone: (704) 686-3666. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



June 1986 



PLAN AHEAD 
CALENDAR 1986 

July 3, 1986 — Last day to receive articles for 
OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

July 4, 1986 — Presbytery Office closed - 
Holiday. 

July 12, 1986 — Presbytery meets, Waynesville 
First Church; Registration 8:30-9:00 a.m. 

July 13-19, 1986 — G.A. Women's Conference, 
Montreat. 

August 5, 1986 — Last day to receive articles 
for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

August 16, 1986 — WOC Council Meeting, 10 
AM., (P.T.B.A. later). 

Aug. 28, 1986 — Board of Trustees, 
Presbyterian Home, Black Mountain, 6:00 
p.m. 

September 1, 1986 — LABOR DAY, Pres- 
bytery Office closed. 

September 3, 1986 — Last day to receive arti- 
cles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

September 16-17, 1986 — C.E. Committee 
Retreat, Camp Grier, Old Fort, NC 

September 17, 1986 — Candidates Commit- 
tee meets at Asheville First Church, 1 p.m. 

September 18, 1986 — Mission Committee 
meets at Presbyterian Home for Children at 
Noon. 

September 18, 1986 — Committee on Minis- 
try meets at Asheville First Church, 7:30 p.m. 

September 30, 1986 — Presbytery Council 
meets, Asheville First Church, 3:00 p.m. 

October 3, 1986 — Last day to receive articles 
for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

October 9-11, 1986 — Face To Face, Greens- 
boro, NC 

October 14, 1986 — Asheville Presbytery will 
meet at Oak Forest Church, Asheville; regis- 
tration 8:30-9:00 a.m. 

October 23, 1986 — Board of Trustees, Pres- 
byterian Home, Black Mountain, 6:00 p.m. 

November 4, 1986 — Last day to receive arti- 
cles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

November 23, 1986 — Open House, Presbyteri- 
an Home for Children, Black Mountain, NC 
(Time TBA later) 

November 27-28, 1986 — Thanksgiving Holi- 
days — Office Closed 

December 2, 1986 — Last day to receive arti- 
cles for OUR MOUNTAIN WORK. 

Dec. 24-26, 1986 — Christmas Holidays — 
office closed. 



memorial (Sifts 



Baxter, William A. — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hender- 
sonville, NC 

Bond, George A., Jr., Hendersonville, NC — Alma S. Pike, 
Mrs. Ronald G. MacDonald, Mr. & Mrs. John Brown, Mr. 
& Mrs. J.E. Maxey, Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Keys, Miss Ann 
Cochran, Hendersonville, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Byron Case, 
Southern Pines, Nc; Mr. & Mrs. Olle Haggstrom, Trumbull, 
CT; Mr. & Mrs. John G. Dorward, Flat Rock, NC 

Brown, Ida Jean, Waynesville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. George 
Milne & Family, Venice, FL; Mr. & Mrs. J.R. Dickson, 
Marietta, GA; Dr. & Mrs. Edward Camp, Waynesville, NC; 
N.C. Chapter #5 Telephone Pioneers of America, Charlotte, 
NC 

Cordray, Mrs. James L., Hendersonville, NC — Miss Maggie 
Good, Hendersonville, NC; Anna G. Pearce, Henderson- 
ville, NC 

Crawford, Hugh Dr. & Mrs. Milton V. Massey, Pisgah Forest, 
NC 

Davis, Mrs. Margaret, Brevard, NC — George & Bessie 
Moore, Pisgah Forest, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, 
Brevard, NC 

Dunn, Mary, Asheville, NC — Ruth Davis, Asheville, NC 

Faircloth, Miss Esther Pie, Sanford, NC — Etta T Graham, 
Hendersonville, NC 

Fletcher, Mrs. Bennie, Santa Ana, CA — Women of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Circle #4 West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Ellis F. Edwards, Asheville, NC 



Freeman, Mabel, Newland, NC — Mr. & Mrs. R.D. Eskridge, 
Ruth Davis, Asheville, NC 

Gilchrist, Mrs. S.W., Jackson, MISS — Clifford C. Clifton, 
Hendersonville, NC 

Goss, Mrs. Katherine — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hen- 
dersonville, NC 

Graf, Charles F., Jr., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John 
L. Brown, Alma S. Pike, Mr. & Mrs. Ansley Cope, Hender- 
sonville, NC 

Hipp, Helen R., Swannanoa, NC — Mr. & Mrs. R.D. Eskridge, 
Mrs. Ellis F. Edwards, Ruth Davis, Asheville, NC 

Hofner, Mrs. Robert H., Glen Ellyn, IL — Mrs. LB. 
McDonald, Hendersonville, NC 

Holzschah, George, Bryson City, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Michael 
Hamrick, Bryson City, NC 

Hotart, Mrs. Polly, Winter Park, FLA — Mrs. William 
Holden, Franklin, NC 

Jackson, Alma H., Black Mountain, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Oscar 
Marvin, Louisville, KY 

Johnson, Mrs. Lois — Circle #9 First Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville, NC 

Johnson, Ruby H. — Tom & Hazel Hawkins, Brevard, NC; 
Argyle Gash Family, Pisgah Forest, NC; Mrs. Edgar Mack, 
Hendersonville, NC; Women of Etowah Presbyterian 
Church, Etowah, NC; R.E. Maxwell, Umatilla, FL 

Johnson, Vernon, Hendersonville, NC — Leander Johnson, 
Hendersonville, NC 

Jones, Amanda, Minneapolis, NC — Mr. & Mrs. R.D. Es- 
kridge, Ruth Davis, Asheville, NC 

McConnell, Mae M., Hendersonville, NC — Sen. & Mrs. Bo 
Thomas, Hendersonville, NC 

McGraw, Herbert, West VA — Ruth Davis, Asheville, NC 

Mclntyre, Mrs. Bertha, Asheville, NC — Mrs. Ellis F. 
Edwards, Asheville, NC 

McKeown, Mr. Eugene, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur 
M. Smart, Brevard, NC; Dr. & Mrs. Milton V. Massey, Pis- 
gah Forest, NC 

McNeill, Edward, Bryson City, NC — Frances Bradford, Mr. 
& Mrs. Arthur Smart, Minnie M. Allison, Brevard, NC 

Owens, Mrs. Jeannette, A. — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 
Hendersonville, NC 

Parks, Mrs. Carlton, Asheville, NC — Circle #3 First Pres- 
byterian Church, Asheville, NC 

Patterson, Carl, Brevard, NC — Don & Rae Stoneback, 
Brevard, NC 

Penland, Theodore, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John 
L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC; Mrs. Helen Sue West, 
Asheville, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Hensley, Asheville, NC 

Perry, Chuck, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. 
Berry, Hendersonville, NC 

Radford, Miss Elizabeth — Circle #9 First Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville, NC 

Roberts, Mrs. Elizabeth — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hen- 
dersonville, NC 

Roberts, Mrs. Georgia — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hen- 
dersonville, NC 

Roth, B. Page — Arcadia Valley Do-Si-Do Square Dance 
Club, Arcadia, MO 

Ryder, Gwendolyn Wickenden, Chichester, Sussex, England 
— Mr. & Mrs. Ron Gentry & Hazel Hylton, Franklin, NC 

Schindel, Loren, Chapel Hill, NC — Clifford C. Clifton, 
Maggie Good, Anna Lindsay Pearce, Hendersonville, NC 

Scott, Mr. & Mrs. James C — Mr. & Mrs. R.A. Williford, 
Andrews, NC 

Shipp, Mrs. Marie — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hender- 
sonville, NC 

Shotwell, W.H., Sr., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. R.D. 
Eskridge, Circle #1 West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 
Miss Audrey Compton, Mrs. Ellis F. Edwards, Asheville, NC 

Shugars, Mr. Earl, Black Mountain, NC — Elizabeth Carter, 
Black Mountain, NC; Mr. & Mrs. F.R. Donoho, Tallahassee, 
FL 

Sletting, Mrs. Phyllis, Asheville, NC — Mrs. Arnold Phillips, 
Sr., Asheville, NC 

Stonecipher, Blenda L., Hendersonville, NC — Bill Doss, 
W.R. Vernon Produce Co., Inc., Winston-Salem, NC, Mrs. 
Carol W. Sutheland, Mr. & Mrs. Edwin B. Harris, Asheville, 
NC, Edwin & Elsie Vieirs, Rumford, R.I., Mr. & Mrs. Harry 
L. Rogers, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Berry, Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, 
Mr. & Mrs. George Klick, Adelene M. Parmele, Circle #5 
First Presbyterian Church, Women's Bible Class First Pres- 
byterian Church, Mildred W. Byers, Mr. & Mrs. A. Pitt 
Beam, Jr. & Family, Mr. & Mrs. George R. Burns, Mr. & 
Mrs. Eugene L. Feagin, Jr., Hendersonville, NC; Mrs. Anna 
Lindsay Pearce, Miss Maggie Good, Mr. & Mrs. Ansley 
Cope, Alma S. Pike, Mrs. L.B. McDonald, Sheila D Martin, 
Mr. & Mrs. R.C. Winn, Barbara C. Jones, Elmo Staton & 
Barbara Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. John D. Findlay, Henderson- 
ville, NC; Mr. & Mrs. John B. Carringer, Murphy, NC; Mrs. 
James McDuffie, Flat Rock, NC, Dr. & Mrs. Paul Hill, Flat 
Rock, NC; Family of Rev. & Mrs. R. Alan Chapman, 
Elizabethton, TN 

Strobeck, George, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John Thomas, 
Brevard, NC 

Sutherland, Marvin F., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, Hendersonville, NC 

Tilson, Mrs. Sarah, Brevard, NC — Claire & Ed Matheson, 
Brevard, NC 

Wickenden, Louisa May, Chichester, Sussex, England — Mr. 
& Mrs. Ron Gentry & Hazel Hylton, Franklin, NC 

Wiseman, Mrs. Catherine, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville, NC 

Colwell, Robert F. BIRTHDAY HONOR — Robert L. Oates, 

Mr. Robert F. Colwell, Brevard, NC 
Deaver, Mary Brice IN MEMORY OF MOTHER'S 

BIRTHDAY 
Gary, Mrs. Elizabeth MOTHER'S DAY MEMORIAL — Jim 

& Marilyn Gray, Sylva, NC 



Happenings at the Home 

by Ruth Smith 

I was once told, upon my decision to move 
to the mountains, that life there would be slow 
and easy. I have a feeling that none of them 
had ever lived in the mountains, nor at the 
Presbyterian Home! Time here moves quickly, 
but that in part is due to the energy that flows 
from each child. Sometimes with all of our com- 
ings and goings, the events get blurred. I guess 
that it is my job to make them all real. 

We are so proud of our kids, because not only 
did they end their school year without too much 
"wall-climbing," but many did it with honors. 
Some brought home certificates of Perfect 
Attendance, while still more brought home 
Terrific Kid Awards. This is the first year that 
we have not had a High School graduate, but 
they were graduating in just about every other 
level! One group of Middle School career stu- 
dents even had the privilege of taking a three- 
day trip to Raleigh, NC. 

Our kids were not only achieving in the aca- 
demic area, but in the athletics department as 
well. Terry Moss and Russell Roberts were cho- 
sen as track representatives in a county-wide 
school track meet. They both brought home first 
place awards in their divisions and they will soon 
go on to a state-wide meet in Raleigh. Almost 
half of the children are involved in baseball and 
softball teams this year, all of which are doing 
quite well. 

As always, our social calendar was full of ex- 
citing things, thanks to some wonderful people! 
I'll begin by trying to catch up with April. On 
the 18th, we were the guests of the Lion's Club 
to a very filling and delicious Pancake Supper. 
The exact total eaten is not for certain, but there 
were a lot of pancakes going by! The 25th of 
April, the older kids had the good fortune to 
attend a benefit basketball game between the 
Washington Redskins and the Miami Dolphins, 
courtesy of the Black Mountain Fire Depart- 
ment. The very next morning, the 26th, all of 
the kids were invited to Ghost Town in the Sky 
by the Pepsi-Cola Corp. It was a long wait to 
get to the top, (2 [ A hours), but the kids made 
the most of the day by riding all the rides and 
catching the "loud," if not exciting gunfight on 
mainstreet. 

In May, the events were not merely fun, but 
educational. On the 13th, the Big Girls and the 
Little Girls were invited to dinner at the 
Governor's Mansion. They were invited by the 
Women of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Asheville to help in the Women of the Church 
Birthday Celebration. The program was a 
slide/play presentation, in which the Little Girls 
had a short skit and song. Thank you ladies for 
inviting us. 

On the 14th, the girls who are involved in 
Brownies and Jason Williams, as an ROTC 
representative, were at the opening ceremonies 
to the Special Olympics, which was held at the 
Black Mountain Center. The Brownies were in 
the parade and the ROTC members acted as 
guides and information personnel. On the 31st, 
once again the Little Girls were on the road. This 
time with a trip to the Greenville, SC Zoo and 
the Paris Mountain National Park. They topped 
the night off with a special taste of the Orient, 
by having dinner at the Kyotos Japanese Steak 
House in Asheville. They had saved their al- 
lowances many weeks for this special occasion. 

June signals both the end of school and the 
much anticipated summer vacation. The children 
leave the weekend of the 7th to go home with 
their families. For those who are unable to go 
home, these children will go home with some 
wonderful church families who have volunteered 
to share their lives with them. 

Until next month . . . Take Care! 




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Our Mountain Work 

PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 



Vol. LXXXV No. 54 



Reports of the ministry of our Churches and Institutions 



First published 
December 1910 
USPS 4U8-80 



July 1986 



Retreat Planned 
For Ministers & DCEs 

The minister's and D.C.E!s retreat is scheduled for Septem- 
ber 8-9, 1986 at the William Black Lodge in Montreat, NC. The 
retreat will begin with supper on Monday night and will con- 
clude with lunch on Tuesday. The theme of the retreat is 
"Toward A Vision of Renewal!' We hope that every minister 
serving a church and every D.C.E. will plan to attend this func- 
tion of Asheville Presbytery. 

Resource Center Has 
New Home 



There are two important developments at the Asheville Pres- 
bytery Resource Center. As the old joke goes, there's bad news 
and there's good news. 

The good news first. The Resource Center has new quarters! 
If you ever visited the old Resource Center, you'll remember 
it was a rather gloomy and out-of-the-way place. In April, the 
Resource Center moved into a portion of a pleasant and spa- 
cious room immediately adjacent to the presbytery office. The 
new Center is well-marked and well-organized, and we are satis- 
fied that it will be a good home for years to come. Next time 
you are in the neighborhood, be sure to stop by to see it. 

The bad news is that Cary McMullen, the Resource Center 
Coordinator, is leaving. Cary has been accepted by the Gradu- 
ate School of Religion at Duke University, and he and his wife, 
Evelyn, will be moving around August 1. Cary is pleased with 
the progress of th